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Julia Ibbotson

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March 15

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Award-winning author Julia Ibbotson's latest novel is called A Shape on the Air and is published by Endeavour. It's a historical (Dark Ages/early medieval) timeslip with a touch of mystery, fantasy, romance and spookiness.

When she's not writing, she loves nothing better than curling up with a good book. Find her at http://www.juliaibbotsonauthor.com

An author and academic, Julia also loves country walks, choral singing, swimming, yoga, cooking for family and friends, gardening, and travel.

She has published a trilogy to much acclaim, receiving international awards. The first is called Drumbeats and is the story of love and tragedy set in 1960s West Africa against the backdrop of civil war. The second is Walking in the Rain which follows the
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Julia Ibbotson I'm completing the last in the Drumbeats Trilogy, called Finding Jess, which concludes Jess's journey. It will be published this year and I'll be…moreI'm completing the last in the Drumbeats Trilogy, called Finding Jess, which concludes Jess's journey. It will be published this year and I'll be starting on my next historical time-slip/dual time novel to follow A Shape on the Air - also with a touch of mystery, fantasy, romance and spookiness which seems to be becoming my trademark! Then it's the sequel to ASOTA and a follow-up to my children's book S.C.A.R.S. Lots of work ahead, but happy days!(less)
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You know those times when you feel you've been there before or someone has said that before? When you know for a fact that it hasn't happened before? Those weird feelings of reliving a life that already existed. For Viv DuLac in my new historical (early medieval) time-slip romance, A Shape on the Air (Endeavour Press), maybe she has been there before ... ? Go to http://www.juliaibbotsonauthor.c... Read more of this blog post »
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“I now understand when people say the world stands still. Everything stops, yet I am aware of the activity around us.”
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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
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“I now understand when people say the world stands still. Everything stops, yet I am aware of the activity around us.”
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“CUSTOMER: Hi, I just wanted to ask: did Anne Frank ever write a sequel?
BOOKSELLER: ........
CUSTOMER: I really enjoyed her first book.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary?
CUSTOMER: Yes, the diary.
BOOKSELLER: Her diary wasn’t fictional.
CUSTOMER: Really?
BOOKSELLER: Yes... She really dies at the end – that’s why the diary finishes. She was taken to a concentration camp.
CUSTOMER: Oh... that’s terrible.
BOOKSELLER: Yes, it was awful -
CUSTOMER: I mean, it’s such a shame, you know? She was such a good writer.”
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“CUSTOMER: What kind of bookshop is this?
BOOKSELLER: We're an antiquarian bookshop.
CUSTOMER: Oh, so you sell books about fish.”
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