Fiorella De Maria

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Fiorella De Maria is an Anglo-Maltese writer, born in Italy and currently living in Surrey. She grew up in rural Wiltshire and attended Cambridge University, where she received a BA in English Literature and an MPhil in Renaissance Literature. A winner of the National Book Prize of Malta, she has published nine novels, specialising in historical and crime fiction. Fiorella’s novels have received endorsements from veteran author and journalist, Piers Paul Reid, and her most recent novel was described as “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie meets I Capture the Castle.”

Besides writing novels, Fiorella is a qualified English Language teacher and a respected bioethicist. She has delivered lectures and papers at conferences all over the world. Her boo
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Fiorella De Maria The voyage into the unknown. I try not to write very detailed plans before I start writing a book because I want to be swept up into the adventure, ju…moreThe voyage into the unknown. I try not to write very detailed plans before I start writing a book because I want to be swept up into the adventure, just as I would be if I were reading a book for the first time. There is something very exciting about inhabiting an imaginative world where virtually anything might happen and where the characters you create have the power to surprise you from time to time. (less)
Fiorella De Maria When I was 18, I got into difficulties while swimming off the coast of Tel Aviv. A surfer rushed into the water, pulling me out just in time and I col…moreWhen I was 18, I got into difficulties while swimming off the coast of Tel Aviv. A surfer rushed into the water, pulling me out just in time and I collapsed in his arms. I have no idea who he was or the other people who dragged me onto the beach and comforted me while the ambulance arrived. I am not sure this provides enough material for a book, but if I ever discovered the identities of these wonderful people and where they came from, I would love to dedicate a book to them.(less)
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“just show a little humility. If you know your weaknesses you will not be enslaved by them.”
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“There are two types of optimism, real optimism and fake, cowardly optimism. Real optimism sees the Valley of Dry Bones and says, ‘These bones will rise!’ Fake, cowardly optimism says, ‘I like these bones. Dry bones are so very artistic to look at.”
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“As Liljana sat stitching a sampler or darning a sock, she dreamed her way into life as a grown woman with her own household to run, her own home to tidy, her own children to mind, and her own husband to cheer after a long day's work as they sat together by the fire. The life that future generations would dismiss as dull and degrading offered Liljana the liberating prospect of being mistress in her own home rather than living to serve others.”
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