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Miriam Wakerly

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I live in lovely Surrey, England, within easy reach of London. The area is very much like Appley Green, the setting for my three novels. I have had a varied working life, together with bringing up three children who have long since flown the nest. Now officially 'retired', I have time to enjoy writing, with a broad sweep of life experience behind me - and ahead!
My first novel, Gypsies Stop tHere (2008) touches on sensitive issues but has been embraced by many; 2 years later No Gypsies Served delved deeper. More on my books and me in Miriam's Ramblings http://www.miriamwakerly.blogspot.com/ My very new book, Shades of Appley Green,is about community, love, parenthood, birth and death - things that most human beings can relate to easily!

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Shades of Appley Green

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Gypsies Stop tHere

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No Gypsies Served

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This is not my kind of book but I've enjoyed other books by Ishiguro. It seemed like a mixture of Game of Thrones (which I've not watched but others say so), The Wizard of Oz, PIlgrim's Progress and so many other tales of seeking to attain the unatta ...more
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I had thought this was a recent book by Ishiguro but was surprised to see it was first published in 1995. It is certainly the most weird of his books that I've read. I found it annoying in so many ways I almost gave up. I am afraid, for me, he goes t ...more
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Easy to read historical romance. Enjoyed and learned something about the effect the French Revolution had on the British. Hard to believe some the risks taken but is just about credible and makes for a good story.
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Enjoyed immensely. Heartwarming, funny and very likeable characters. Some similarities with TV drama 'The A Word'
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Loved this book - so light it almost floats away and yet it becomes a quite deep psychological thriller. Perfect as a holiday read. A clever book, I think.
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This was a Book Club choice and everyone in the group liked the book, some more than others. One or two found the diving scenes somewhat beyond belief; another thought this was yet another book about a 'superwoman'. I found the diving scenes so well ...more
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