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Tansy Rayner Roberts

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Tansy Rayner Roberts is a fantasy and science fiction author who lives in southern Tasmania, somewhere between the tall mountain with snow on it, and the beach that points towards Antarctica.

Tansy has a PhD in Classics (with a special interest in poisonous Roman ladies), an obsession with Musketeers, and is raising two superhero daughters who are going to rule the world someday.

You can hear Tansy ranting and raving about all things science fiction feminist on the Galactic Suburbia podcast, and all things Doctor Who on the Verity! podcast. She also reads her own stories on the Sheep Might Fly podcast.

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Tansy Rayner Roberts Hi Carolyn

I'm really sorry, the timing on this one is unfortunate. The books officially went out of print this month, and so the publisher have taken …more
Hi Carolyn

I'm really sorry, the timing on this one is unfortunate. The books officially went out of print this month, and so the publisher have taken them down from all e-vendors just in the last few weeks. I am currently looking at my options with a few other publishers, but I'm also putting some serious thought into crowdfunding to release my own editions in e-book as well as print.

I'll definitely make any announcements on a new edition here on GoodReads, and you might also want to sign up to my newsletter for updates on new releases http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/books/fake...

I'm so sorry to have such a disappointing answer! Having my rights back for these books is excellent in the long term but not great in the short term.(less)
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Castle Charming Release Day… and a free novella!

It’s here! After a very long journey through the longest year, Castle Charming is now on general sale. HUGE thanks to my Kickstarter backers who made this book possible with their early support.









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I really loved this. If you enjoyed Red, White and Royal Blue, this is very much in the same vein!

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My Ngaio marathon begins! This one still has the training wheels on, and there's a whole Russian subplot that doesn't make a blind bit of sense, but it's amiable enough, packed with character and very easy to read. All the house party tropes, which a ...more
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A magical murder mystery with high stakes and tasty worldbuilding!

Wren is swept into the fascinating, delicious world of the Confectioner's Guild, with an added secret: she is one of the secret Gifted, who use their magic to serve the king. But on th
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Glorious set piece of an 'eccentric family' vintage murder mystery, detailed and delicious. Any chance this one was one of the inspirations behind Knives Out?

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"Fun fantasy novella. There was some interesting world-building, so I hope there will be more of the Teacup Isles to visit."
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"Fun and frothy - and I'm pleased to hear there's a sequel coming soon, as I so want to read more set in this world!

I got this ebook as a Patreon reward. "
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Glorious, funny and dark-edged kids chapter book with extreme Eva Ibbotson vibes.

The minions of Castle Hangnail need a new Master, but the only one who turns up is... a 12 year old Wicked Witch.

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“cum tantum sciat esse basiorum. (”
Tansy Rayner Roberts, 50 Roman Mistresses: Scandal, virtue and womanhood in Ancient Rome

“There's something beautiful about the perfect hashtag. Never underestimate what can be accomplished with a few carefully chosen characters strung together behind a number symbol.

At its purest, the hashtag contains and defines and reduces a massive idea down to a single word or phrase. The best ones offer subversive commentary on themselves.

Truly, the hashtag is the epic poem of the 21st century.”
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Girl Reporter

“Wine and conversation were all very well, but books were books were books.”
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Unreal Alchemy

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message 2: by Talie

Talie Helene Hi Tansy. :-)


Rowena Daniells Hi Tansy,

Arghhh, another pass word!

Not sure what I'm going to do with this Good Reads thing.

I'm reading non fiction for research at the moment. A history of QLD. Believe me, Brisbane was like the Wild West (the real Wild West) in the 1850s.

Cheers, R.


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