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Mary Ann O'Leary

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Worcester, The United Kingdom
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Welcome to my Author Profile. I am a writer of verse, as opposed to poetry. I wrote Christmas Steps, New Rhymes for the Season, mainly for children (although adults also enjoy it, I'm told!), in celebration of this special time of year. I was born in Worcester and I lived with my parents and Welsh grandparents in the city centre's historic Severn Street, directly opposite the Royal Worcester Porcelain works, until I was 3, when my parents moved into the first house of their own, in one of the suburbs. There, much time was spent simply waiting for buses into town; they ran late most of the time. The guilty company concerned was known as The Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited. (There - I've named and shamed!) I won a scholarship to an indepe ...more

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I downloaded this book onto my Kindle on seeing it mentioned on the SCBWI Facebook group page. A couple of weeks ago it was named Best Fantasy Novel at the British Fantasy Awards - a first for a Young Adult novel. Set in the 1920s in a fictional Engl ...more
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Essentially, an historical account of the author's life in London's East End, from her birth in 1923. The main section of the book covers her childhood memories and the devastation of WW2 which began when she was aged 16. Also, an explanation of the ...more
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A book of puzzles, really. Not crosswords or Suduko, but detective stories of a very high standard. All tales are set in historic London and were written by the well-established authors of their day - some of them members of the Detection Club, an as ...more
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This title was offered as a free download to Kindle. It is the second in a series of three set in the Tralee area of County Kerry, Ireland. Janine is a former French model who has escaped her controlling shipping magnate husband and also escaped some ...more
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