Laura Purcell

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Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs.

Her first novel for Raven Books THE SILENT COMPANIONS won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award 2018 and featured in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs. It will be followed by THE CORSET in September 2018.

Laura’s historical fiction novels about the Hanoverian monarchs, QUEEN OF BEDLAM (2014) and MISTRESS OF THE COURT (2015), were published by Myrmidon.

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Laura Purcell In total, I hope to write around 7 books for the Georgian queens, they were such a interesting set of women. It's been put on the back-burner for a…moreIn total, I hope to write around 7 books for the Georgian queens, they were such a interesting set of women. It's been put on the back-burner for a bit now as my career in Gothic fiction is taking priority. I have started books about Maria Fitzherbert and Caroline of Brunswick but I have no idea when they will be ready I'm afraid.(less)
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Just a quick post updating you on my latest news.


Today Goldsboro books announced their shortlist for the Glass Bell Award and I am thrilled to report that The Silent Companions made the cut! There are some truly spectacular books up there so it is a real honour to be included.


UK publication for The Corset is fast approaching. I’ve just received my finished copies today and they are glorious! A...

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“But instead I shared the fate of all girls who are poor of pocket: I was tied to my work, like a needle tethered by thread.”
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