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Charity Norman

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Kampala, Uganda
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Charity was born in Uganda, brought up in draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham, met her future husband under a lorry in the Sahara and was a barrister in York Chambers, until - realising that her three children had barely met her - she moved with her family to New Zealand and began to write.

After the Fall/Second Chances was a Richard & Judy and World Book Night title. The New Woman/ The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club choice, while See You in September (2017) was shortlisted for best crime novel in the Ngaio Marsh Awards.

Her sixth novel, The Secrets of Strangers, is a Radio 2 Book Club choice for Spring 2020.
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Average rating: 4.21 · 12,888 ratings · 1,466 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Secrets of Strangers

4.45 avg rating — 3,563 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
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After the Fall

4.08 avg rating — 3,387 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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See You In September

4.27 avg rating — 1,898 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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The Son-in-Law

4.12 avg rating — 1,705 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Secret Life of Luke Liv...

4.18 avg rating — 1,317 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Freeing Grace

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Best Served Cold: An origin...

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Secondes chances

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Tiny Pieces of Us was written long before anyone had heard of Covid-19 - yet it resonates in these uncertain times, since it’s about a group of people who live with a constant, inescapable awareness of their own mortality.

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Cynric Temple-Camp knows an awful lot about death, but also about life. Boy, has he had some experiences to write home about, not least as a forensic pathologist. I was enthralled by this second collection of fascinating stories - occasionally gory, ...more
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Oh dear, sorry Vickie. No, it hasn't been delayed. But it may not be available in Amazon depending on which country you're in?
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How can I rate this book? Tricky. I've decided to give it five stars because it has Du Maurier's trademark story-telling magic, and kept me company during Covid-19 lockdown; yet it's quite unlike her other books, and I felt the ending was quite sudde ...more
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A quiet, lyrical story about grief and hope. I love Anita Shreve's spare prose and evocative descriptions of place, especially the New Hampshire snow.
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