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Janna Gray

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I was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and educated at convent schools in Kodaikanal, South India and Derbyshire, UK before training to become a teacher in London. My husband and I lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand and are currently in Dubai, UAE. I’ve always loved writing – I had to really, as at boarding school I was expected to write home every week (the letters were edited for whinges about the nuns and the food!) and as I grew older, before the advent of email and Skype, I continued to keep in touch with family and friends via letters. I kept diaries and wrote short stories to entertain my younger sisters so progressing to writing a book seemed like a pretty good idea!

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Janna Gray’s Kilingiri making its mark on reading charts

Janna Gray’s Kilingiri making its mark on reading charts

Allan Jacob / 15 February 2014

                    After the positive response to her debut novel Kilingiri, Dubai-based author Janna Gray has her fingers crossed on the upcoming Taprobane and The Scarlet Thread.                                         


Dubai-based author Janna Gray’s debut novel ‘Kilingiri’ is making its mark on the Americ...

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Janna Paul wrote: "I will shortly clear time in my schedule to read and enjoy this book fully and as it deserves: I know that it will enthral me because I know the author and her qualities. She is a lady much travell..."

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Paul St Clair Terry I will shortly clear time in my schedule to read and enjoy this book fully and as it deserves: I know that it will enthral me because I know the author and her qualities. She is a lady much travelled, a person of kindness, compassion, insight, curiosity, whimsy and an abiding sense of fun (with a hint of delicious naughtiness). She is passionate in her endeavours and highly ethical. Thus, I know her writing will engage my heart and mind! When I have read this book and while still in the embrace of its magic, I will pen a review. I look forward to being in that place!


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