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Gail Aldwin

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A writer of novels, poems and short fiction, Gail Aldwin is also a member of 3-She a comedy sketch writing trio. When she's not busy at her computer, Gail reads contemporary fiction, women's fiction and literary novels. She tries to emulate the writing of authors she admires, such as Helen Dunmore and Anne Tyler.

'The String Games', Gail's debut coming-of-age novel was a finalist in The People’s Book Prize and the DLF Writing Prize 2020. Following a stint as a university lecturer, her children’s picture book 'Pandemonium' was published. Her second contemporary novel for adults 'This Much Huxley Knows' uses a young narrator to show adult experiences in a new light.

Prior to Covid-19, Gail volunteered at Bidibidi in Uganda, the second largest
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This Much Huxley knows by Gail Aldwin

Welcome to Sunday and it’s a wonderful treat to receive an erudite review for This Much Huxley Knows from Katie Campbell, English teacher, reader and book blogger.

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Publisher: Black Rose Writings Publication Date: July 2021

I have not read many books that have a young child as a narrator and so I have to confess that I was a little sceptical when I discovered the entiret

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