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Rosy Thornton

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My first novel, 'More Than Love Letters' was published in paperback 2007, my second, 'Hearts and Minds', came out in 2008, my third, 'Crossed Wires', in 2009, and my fourth, entitled 'The Tapestry of Love', was published in paperback in October 2010 (all published by Headline Review). My fifth novel, 'Ninepins', was published by Sandstone Press in 2012, and won the East Anglian Book Awards prize for fiction in that year.

My first collection of short stories, entitled 'Sandlands' is due for publication by Sandstone Press in July 2016. The stories are all set in, and take their inspiration from, the landscape of the Suffolk coast, with its paradoxical mixture of shifting sands and deep unchangeability.

In what passes for real life I am a Fello
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The Tapestry of Love

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“God help me, what I wanted to do was to sweep her into my arms and clasp her to my manly bosom and pour words of soft comfort and consolation into her shell-like ear, as any red-blooded male would do.”
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“She’d got her hair scooped back from her face this time, in some kind of rather fetching clip arrangement, but wayward tendrils kept escaping at the sides. It is just one shade away from black, and her eyes, I decided after some very serious analysis, are not exactly hazel, more grey, but with little spangles of gold. And her skin is simply amazing – so white that it’s nearly translucent, with a delta of tiny blue veins just visible near the corners of her eyes. But”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Rosy. It may interest you that one of my books: Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Giok Ping Ang Dear Roxy,
Please take a look at my first novel. I would really appreciate any interest or comment from you.
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Belinda Nicoll Hi Rosy, thanks for the friendship. Well done on publishing 5 novels!


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Rosy Thank YOU for the friend invitation, Emily. Good to see you here.


Emily  Cross Thanks for accepting my friend request Rosy, I hope all is well with you :)


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