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Vicky Adin

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Vicky Adin is a family historian in love with the past.
Like the characters in her stories, she too is an immigrant to New Zealand, arriving a century after her first protagonists, and ready to start a new life.

Born in Wales, she grew up in Cornwall until aged 12. Her family emigrated to New Zealand, a country she would call home. Vicky draws on her affinity for these places, in her writing. Fast forward a few years, and she marries a fourth-generation Kiwi bloke with Irish, Scottish and English ancestors and her passion for genealogy flourishes.

The further she digs into the past, the more she wants to record the lives of the people who were the foundations of her new country. Not just her own ancestors, but all those who braved the oceans
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Vicky Adin The language. I love words. I love being able to describe a scene, an emotion, or a place using all sorts of different words. Also, the fact you can w…moreThe language. I love words. I love being able to describe a scene, an emotion, or a place using all sorts of different words. Also, the fact you can write anywhere when the mood takes you.(less)
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Three girls on a special journey – the deals continue

After the fabulous blog tour this week for Gwenna the Welsh Confectioner, her two companion books Brigid The Girl from County Clare and The Costumier’s Gift are also going on Kindle Countdown Deals. You can read Gwenna or Brigid’ story in any order, but it is recommended The Costumier’s Gift is read last. Remember Gwenna The Welsh Confectioner is still on Kindle Countdown until Monday 27th June. B 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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“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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