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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 featured in both the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs, was a Goldsboro Books book of the month and is a contender for the W H Smith Thumping Good Read award. It will be followed by THE CORSET in autumn 2018, and BONE CHINA and THE SHAPE OF DARKNESS in later years.

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

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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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It may only be June, but it’s not too early to pre-order some Halloween reading! This beautiful collection of ghost stories edited by Marie O’Regan is due out in the US and UK on 9th October 2018. Just look at the table of contents listed below. So happy that my short story Cameo will be featured alongside such stunning authors!


You can pre-order the paperback here, a steal at £7.99


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