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Bev Spicer

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Bev Spicer has been writing full-time for a number of years, from her crumbly Charentaise house in France. In a past life she gained a degree in English and French Literature (Keele University) and a PGCE in English methods (Queens' College, Cambridge).

She has lived in Bridgnorth, Cambridge, Rethymnon (Crete), Mahe (Seychelles), and now lives in Charente Maritime with her husband and youngest son. The next place she wants to explore is probably Spain. Her husband is very tolerant, and secretly enjoys chaos.

Bev has been a teacher, blackjack dealer for Playboy, examiner for Cambridge ESOL, secretary (various sorts - most boringly 'legal'), lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, and a Sunday checkout girl for Tesco (who allowed her to deliver s
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Bev Spicer Hi Anthony,

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Thank you for reading Stranded. I can't find your review, just your two-star rating. Must say, your…more
Hi Anthony,

Sorry, I didn't see your first post.

Thank you for reading Stranded. I can't find your review, just your two-star rating. Must say, your message made be hope for more!

Anyway, the answer to your question about France is that I'm living in Charente Maritime in a dusty old renovation, with the constant fear of termites! But the sun is hot and the restaurant next door formidable. My children speak fluent French and my husband loves DIY. I get to write every day. Perfect.

I've written a humorous memoir about a study trip to France when I was at university ('One Summer in France'). Another more literary title also set in France is 'A Life Lived Twice' - this doesn't contain much humour as it is a mystery/thriller set in Charente Maritime.

Your project sounds interesting. There is certainly a huge amount of non-fiction around about bombing off to France to start a new life.

Thanks for your question, it's nice to have a real one!

Best wishes,
Bev(less)
Bev Spicer Constructing alternative realities. There are no limits on where you can go or whom you can create. Even if your characters do wake you up in the…moreConstructing alternative realities. There are no limits on where you can go or whom you can create. Even if your characters do wake you up in the middle of the night to speak to you.(less)
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Bev Spicer Nancy wrote: "Red Dragon, what a book!! Thanks for adding me as your friend, Bev!"

Yeah. Scared the pants of me.


Savannah Bev,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Eyehavenofilter Thanks Bev, looking forward to your reviews and comments.


Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection Bev!
Cheers,
Derick :-)
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Nancy Fornataro Red Dragon, what a book!! Thanks for adding me as your friend, Bev!


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