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Sandra Danby

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Sandra Danby is a proud Yorkshire woman, tennis nut and tea drinker. She believes a walk on the beach will cure most ills. Unlike Rose Haldane, the identity detective in her two novels, IGNORING GRAVITY and CONNECTEDNESS, Sandra is not adopted.
Rose Haldane, journalist and identity detective, reunites the people lost through adoption. The stories you don’t see on television shows. The difficult cases. The people who cannot be found, who are thought lost forever. In IGNORING GRAVITY, the first of the ‘Identity Detective’ series, journalist Rose Haldane is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to do, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because
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Sandra Danby I love Jane Austen so it would have to be Lizzie and Darcy, or Elinor and Marianne.
Sandra Danby As a young journalist I didn't have the time for writer's block, I just had to write. I think that training has stayed with me now that I write fictio…moreAs a young journalist I didn't have the time for writer's block, I just had to write. I think that training has stayed with me now that I write fiction. When I sit down to write, I write. But I am a great fan of using writing prompts to get my brain working in the morning, particularly a photograph of a person or a scene. Observation usually gets my imagination going, another inheritance from journalism I think.(less)
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Needing a change one day, as I sometimes crave a calming walk in the green countryside, I picked up cosy mystery A Deadly Discovery by JC Penney. Knowing the book was fourth in a series, I didn’t know what to expect. Literary agent Allie Cobb lives in Rushing Creek, Indiana where her life revolves around her clients, their manuscripts, taking her cat Ursi for a walk, family and friends. Having pre

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Needing a change one day, as I sometimes crave a calming walk in the green countryside, I picked up cosy mystery ‘A Deadly Discovery’ by JC Penney. Knowing the book was fourth in a series, I didn’t know what to expect.
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This is the first of a four-book series about the Wars of the Roses. Toby Clements is a new author for me, I admit to picking up the paperback in a bookshop when browsing and am happy to find an unknown historical author to explore. ‘Winter Pilgrims’ ...more
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‘Time to be in Earnest’ by PD James is not a conventional writer’s autobiography. Instead it is the year in her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays during which ‘A Certain Justice’, the tenth Adam Dalgliesh book was published, and in which dates ...more
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What a delightful slim story is ‘Here We Are’ by Graham Swift. On the surface it’s a simple tale of a summer season at the theatre at the end of Brighton Pier in 1959. It’s a tale about a magician and his assistant. It’s also a tale about perception ...more
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The mother and daughter portrayed in ‘Amy & Isabelle’ by Elizabeth Strout are at odds with each other. The events of one long sweltering summer in Shirley Falls are simple, familiar across the ages, but are told with a hefty emotional punch. So stron ...more
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A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville
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When she is 21, a moment’s dalliance in a bush forces orphan Elizabeth to marry soldier John Macarthur. The story of their marriage in 1788, journey to the colony of Australia on board a convict ship and life in the new settlement called Sydney Town, ...more
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‘Moonflower Murders’ by Anthony Horowitz is a sandwiching together of two mysteries – one murder, one disappearance – that take place eight years apart in the same place. Second in Horowitz’s crime series featuring literary agent Susan Ryeland and At ...more
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Dangerous Women by Hope Adams
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Like Adèle Geras, who as Hope Adams wrote ‘Dangerous Women’, I saw the Rajah quilt at an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2009. What a fascinating piece of history, and what a twisty fictional story Geras has written using the quilt as i ...more
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