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Cynthia Sally Haggard

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in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
November 03

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Cynthia Sally Haggard was born and reared in Surrey, England. About 30 years ago she surfaced in the United States, inhabiting the Mid-Atlantic region as she wound her way through four careers: violinist, cognitive scientist, medical writer, and novelist. 

Her first novel, Thwarted Queen, was shortlisted for many awards, including the 2012 Eric Hoffer New Horizon Award for debut authors. To date, sales have surpassed 38,000 copies.

Her second novel, Farewell My Life, a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes who inhabit the edgy setting of 1920s Berlin, won a Pinnacle Award (2019) and a Distinguished Favorite (New York City Big Book Awards, 2019).

You can visit her at http://www.spunstories.com

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Reading Sundays: THE WAYWARD DAUGHTER (Part 1) a short story by Cynthia Sally Haggard

West Kensington, London

October 1913

I don’t know what to do. People are talking about me, saying I was married before I married Spencer. They say that I left my family, my husband and child, back in New Hampshire, where I was born; that I abandoned my American family to travel to England and marry Spencer Thornton Treffry, a scion of one of the oldest families in England. They imply that my first h

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Perhaps we should get the meaning of the title over with first. For the bewildered reader who is wondering where Little Dribbling is, especially as it is not actually mentioned in this volume, it is, of course, a joke. It could refer to any number of ...more
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