Cynthia Sally Haggard

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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. 

Cynthia graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge MA, in June 2015.
Her first novel, Thwarted Queen, a frustrating tale (hence the title) of Lady Cecylee (Cecily) Neville (1415-1495) who was nearly crowned Queen of England, 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 forthcoming novel, Farewell My Life, is a Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming prin
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Thwarted Queen (Thwarted Qu...

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I loved this book, a compelling account of Alexander Hamilton's long-suffering wife. I loved the way in which the author gave us a real sense of this almost-unknown woman, her girlhood dealing with Native Americans, her vivacious sisters, her life in ...more
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Voltaire
“People have declaimed against luxury for two thousand years, in verse and prose, and people have always delighted in it.”
Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

Bertrand Russell
“Not all superstitions are dark and cruel. I once received a communication from the god Osiris. He was living at that time in a suburb of Boston.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

Bertrand Russell
“Man is a rational animal. So at least we have been told. Throughout a long life I have searched diligently for evidence in favor of this statement. So far, I have not had the good fortune to come across it.”
Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays

Immanuel Kant
“It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end.”
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

Vladimir Nabokov
“Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and his life ended in disaster.

This is the whole of the story and we might have left it at that had there not been profit and pleasure in the telling; and although there is plenty of space on a gravestone to contain, bound in moss, the abridged version of a man's life, detail is always welcome.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Laughter in the Dark

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