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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I remember reading Joanna Trollope’s novels in the Eighties – The Choir, A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector’s Wife – and loving them. Somehow, I stopped reading her and I can’t remember why. These weren’t strictly her first novels, she’d previously published a number of historical novels under the pen name Caroline Harvey. So now I come to Mum & Dad. I devoured it in a couple of days,

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‘The Forgotten Sister’ by Nicola Cornick is a retelling of the Tudor love triangle of Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley and Dudley’s wife Amy Robsart. The death of Amy has intrigued historians for centuries: did she fall downstairs, or was she pushed? ...more
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‘The 20s Girl, The Ghost, and All That Jazz’ by June Kearns is a fizzing giggly historical romance that makes you feel as if you’re drinking a bottle of Prosecco on holiday. In Gerardine Chiledexter it has a delicate-looking heroine who has inherited ...more
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I picked up ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ by Tomi Adeyemi, the first of a new ‘young adult’ series, when I was emotionally and intellectually exhausted. It is an assault on the senses, rather like a sniff of smelling salts.
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