Vicky Adin

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in Cardiff, The United Kingdom



Catherine_Cookson Jean Plaidy aka Victoria Holt or Philippa Carr.

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Award winning historical fiction author, Vicky Adin is a genealogist in love with history and words.

After decades of research Vicky has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together in a way that makes the past come alive. She is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, whose strength and determination to flourish in a new country still coming to terms with its existence is inspirational.

Vicky draws her characters from real life stories - characters such as Brigid, the Irish lacemaker and Gwenna, the Welsh confectioner, or Megan who discovers much about herself when she traces her family tree back to Constance and

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The Cornish Knot

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Brigid The Girl from County...

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The Art of Secrets

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The Disenchanted Soldier

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I’ve had time to reflect in the last few days as our leg across the Indian Ocean, through the Persian Gulf and up the Red Sea comes to an end. We have left the intense heat and our experiences – from the contradictions of India to the opulence of Dubai and the history of Petra – behind. India is a land of contrasts. We stayed in luxury hotels (where the air-conditioning allowed us to cope with... Read more of this blog post »
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“History is about ordinary people living their ordinary lives, just as we do today, while all around the world is changing. It makes heroes out of some people and victims out of others.”
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“I’ll let you into a little secret. If you want quality, if you want elegance, if you want individuality, then Gwenna’s Superior Sweet Treats are for you.”
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“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

“All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes -- characters even -- caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.”
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“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.”
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“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
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“You're like a box of chocolates with the menu missing - the card that tells you what they are. I never know what I'm going to get with you: a soft, creamy centre, something chewy, or an explosion of alcohol.”
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