Laura Rahme

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Dakar, Senegal




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Laura Rahme is an Australian-French writer based in Sydney. Born in Dakar, Senegal and inspired by her Lebanese, French and Vietnamese heritage, she has a passion for covering historical and cultural ground in her writing.

Her novels include: THE MING STORYTELLERS (2012), a historical saga set in China's Early Ming Dynasty; THE MASCHERARI (2014), a historical mystery with supernatural themes set in late medieval Venice; and JULIEN'S TERROR (2017), a psychological thriller/mystery which pays homage to her Breton roots, and unfolds during and after the French Revolution. A fourth novel - CHANTILLY: A Tale of Carême is also set in France. CHANTILLY will tell the secret story of the first celebrity chef, Marie-Antoine Carême (1784 - 1833) and hi

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The Ming Storytellers

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I wish I were setting off to the Hofburg Palace in romantic Vienna, but that will have to wait until 2020 when I am in Europe. For now, I am heading to friendly Brisbane where family waits. I have my fourth novel, CHANTILLY, on my Kindle and I can't wait to put on the hat of reader. I am bound to be horrified and realise that there is still much to do, but that's life. I can't see this novel b... Read more of this blog post »
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“Marguerite, do not fear l"Anaon."
"What is l"Anaon?" I asked.
"It is the land of the dead," he replied. "Do you know, Marguerite, there is only a thin gate between the land of the living and of the dead? Where your parents have gone, they are always close.”
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Laura Lovely meeting you, Tom.


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Laura,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.



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Laura Lovely to share with you, Macarena :)

Macarena Hello Laura,

Thanks for your friend request.

Have a nice day! :)

Greetings from Chile.

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Laura For those who have read The Ming Storytellers, there is a fun quiz on Facebook called What The Ming Storytellers Character are you? You would need to login to complete it. But here it is, enjoy ;)

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