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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. Other Gothic novels include THE CORSET (THE POISON THREAD in USA), BONE CHINA and THE SHAPE OF DARKNESS (2020)

Laura’s historical fiction about the Hanoverian monarchs, QUEEN OF BEDLAM and MISTRESS OF THE COURT, was 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 bi…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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I am delighted to reveal the hardback cover for my next book, The Shape of Darkness, released in the UK on 28th January 2021. Another stunning design by David Mann. You can find further details of the book here.

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“Death, once conceived, was rapacious. It took all with it.”
Laura Purcell, The Silent Companions

“Imprisonment was never the real punishment: it was the people you were stuck with.”
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“Perhaps the evil is seeking something.’ Sarah’s breath came hot against her skin. ‘Seeking . . . a more permanent host.’ A queasy silence fell as they considered the implications of that. Splinters. On Rupert, on the baby. Something trying to get in.”
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