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Ruth Frances Long

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April 20

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Ruth Frances Long writes young adult fantasy such as The Treachery of Beautiful Things (Dial, 2012) and A Crack in Everything (O'Brien Press, 2014), the first in a trilogy set in the world of demons, angels and fairies that exists alongside our own in modern day Dublin, followed by A Hollow in the Hills (2015) and A Darkness at the End (2016).

As Jessica Thorne she writes Fantasy/Space Opera for Bookouture - The Queen's Wing (2018), The Stone's Heart (2019, nominated for the RNA Fantasy Romantic Award 2020), Mageborn (2020) and Nightborn (2020).

Winner of The European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award For Best Author of Children's Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.

She lives in Ireland and works in a library of rare, unusual
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Ruth Frances Long I would love to write one and there is a proposal in with my publisher so you never know. Hopefully one day.
Ruth Frances Long The sequel to my forthcoming YA A Crack in Everything, called A Hollow in the Hills.
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The Treachery of Beautiful ...

3.81 avg rating — 5,533 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Crack in Everything

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A Hollow in the Hills

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Octocon Presents: An Evening with Jessica Thorne

On Friday 23rd at 8pm I’ll be reading from The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall and doing a Q&A online with Octocon. The details are all here. Hope to see you all there.
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The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall by Jessica Thorne
"This was terrific! I couldn't put it down from the first to the last. I loved the dual timelines and the weaving of Arthurian legend into the modern take on Celtic lore. I loved the characters, and the action had me on the edge of my seat. Fantastic!" Read more of this review »
The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall by Jessica Thorne
"This is a great book for fans of historical fiction, dual time lines, fantasy, legendary tales, it has it all.
Megan, a landscape gardener, arrives at Foxfield Hall, the ancestral home of Lady Eleanor Fairfield who disappeared in 1939. Strange things" Read more of this review »
The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall by Jessica Thorne
"I loved this book - it so reminded me of the tv programmes and books I read as a child - Tom’s Midnight Garden, Carrie’s War and The Amazing Mr Blunden - full of magic, mystery and time lines merging! I loved Megan and Ellie’s stories and was totally" Read more of this review »
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A Waltz With The Outspoken Governess by Catherine Tinley
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Catherine Tinley has written another beautiful regency romance with engaging, slightly different characters to capture your heart. Feisty Mary takes a role as governess in the household of apparently aloof and bookish Sir Nicholas and is dertermined ...more
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Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan
Savage Her Reply
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An incredible, moving work of art. I adore this book, everything about it. It's a stunning retelling, it's elaborate and detailed, dark and brutal. Deirdre is an amazing writer and everyone should read this. Aife's voice is raw and powerful, and come ...more
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An incredible, moving work of art. I adore this book, everything about it. It's a stunning retelling, it's elaborate and detailed, dark and brutal. Deirdre is an amazing writer and everyone should read this. Aife's voice is raw and powerful, and come ...more
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Eve's War by Evelyn Shillington
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I picked this up as research really only looking for information on a specific week in the early days of the second world war. But Eve is a magical writer and I ended up devouring the whole thing. By turns she's witty and thoughtful, and every so oft ...more
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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
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Murder Most Cornish by Kate Johnson
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Flew through this in a day and a half and loved every second. I loved the first book but this one took it up a notch. Fantastic series, great characters, good twisty murder and some laugh out loud moments. I am deeply in love with Ned now (sorry Conn ...more
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
" Really enjoyed this. Didn't actually take a month to read, more like a few days and I'm now on book6 or something. Imaginative, creative and funny. ...more "
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“Beware a kiss, he told her. Kisses are powerful things. You expose part of your soul.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Kings were not patient. Not even the fallen kind.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Jenny threw back her head and laughed, laughter that rang out through the leaves if the oak tree above them. Jack pulled her to him, to kiss her and whisper her name again. And the oak tree above them whispered back, of love and sacrifice, of a king and a queen, and a future made anew.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The color for this round is White:

 
  31 votes, 21.1%

 
  24 votes, 16.3%

 
  19 votes, 12.9%

 
  10 votes, 6.8%

 
  8 votes, 5.4%

 
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“Beware a kiss, he told her. Kisses are powerful things. You expose part of your soul.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Jenny threw back her head and laughed, laughter that rang out through the leaves if the oak tree above them. Jack pulled her to him, to kiss her and whisper her name again. And the oak tree above them whispered back, of love and sacrifice, of a king and a queen, and a future made anew.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Kings were not patient. Not even the fallen kind.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“There is a hideous invention called the Dewey Decimal System. And you have to look up your topic in books and newspapers. Pages upon pages upon pages…”

Uncle Will frowned. “Didn’t they teach you how to go about research in that school of yours?”

“No. But I can recite ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ while making martinis.”

“I weep for the future.”

“There’s where the martinis come in.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

“Something Vimes had learned as a young guard drifted up from memory. If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat.

They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar.

So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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Ruth Long Mary wrote: "Thank you so much for friending me and liking my review! It means a lot to me to know you appreciate it :)"

Thanks Mary!


message 3: by Mary

Mary Thank you so much for friending me and liking my review! It means a lot to me to know you appreciate it :)


message 2: by Ruth

Ruth Long Kim wrote: "Thank you for your friendship, Ruth! I loved The Treachery of Beautiful Things. It was amazing. I can't wait to read more of your work."

Hi Kim, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed The Treachery of Beautiful Things. Thanks so much for your friendship too.
Ruth


message 1: by Kim

Kim Thank you for your friendship, Ruth! I loved The Treachery of Beautiful Things. It was amazing. I can't wait to read more of your work.


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