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…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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Today I’m delighted to welcome young adult author Chantelle Atkins. Her ‘Porridge & Cream’ read is The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger. “I first read this novel when I was fifteen years old, so around 1993/94. I discovered it when I was flat and cat sitting for my oldest sister for a weekend. Every now and then my sister and her boyfriend would have a weekend away and she would ask me to...

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When Dinah Jeffries writes about Ceylon, you can smell it and sense it. The blossom, the flowers, the birds, she is excellent at evoking setting. ‘The Sapphire Widow’ is not her strongest book, but it is nevertheless an enjoyable read. Whatever it ma ...more
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You just know when the book you’ve just started reading is going to be 5*. For me, not many are. I read lots of good 3* and 4* books. I reserve 5* sparingly for the special ones. ‘The Turn of Midnight’ by Minette Walters is one of those. It ticks so ...more
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