Moira McPartlin

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Moira McPartlin made a big impact with her debut novel The Incomers, which tells the tale of a West African woman moving to a small town in 1960s Scotland. It was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and was a critical success. Novels Ways of the Doomed, Wants of the Silent, and Star of Hope make up the Sun Song Trilogy.
Moira is also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry and was been published in a variety of literary magazines. She lives in Stirlingshire.

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Ways of the Doomed

3.91 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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The Incomers

4.09 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Wants of the Silent: Book Two

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Star of Hope (Sun Song #3)

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Five go to the Sahara

I have been on writing retreats before but nothing like the one I have just returned from.


When I received the email last August from author Linda Cracknell asking if I would be interested in joining her on a writing retreat at Café Tissardmine, in the Sahara desert, I didn’t have to consider too long. In fact I replied within the hour.


[image error]Sunrise the first morning

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