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Vicky Adin

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Catherine_Cookson Jean Plaidy aka Victoria Holt or Philippa Carr.
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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 inspired by 19th migrants who travelled across the oceans to find a better life, filled with triumph and tragedy, with love and hope, and with sacrifice and success.

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 Isabel in The Cornish Knot.

Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading – s
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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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PORTRAIT OF A MAN

Coming soon – due for release October 2020 Will secrets from the past destroy the artist’s legacy?   Desolate and alone, Ambrose opens the Chiaroni Art Gallery in 1863. Thirty years on, his nephews give him hope his legacy will continue. In 1913, Mansueto Chiaroni befriends a rakish Italian artist with a curious past & an astonishing future. What will the descendants of the artist known as Luciano 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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“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.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

“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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