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Angela Young

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Angela Young is a graduate of Middlesex University’s MA in Creative Writing and is the author of two novels. In 1995, BBC Books published Angela’s 30,000-word ending to Edith Wharton’s last, unfinished novel, The Buccaneers, a story of love and marriage set among the British aristocracy and the American moneyed classes in late nineteenth-century England.

Speaking of Love is Angela’s first novel. It explores the relationship of a mother and daughter and what happens when they don't talk about the things that matter the most. It's about how parents fail their children and those same children abandon their parents because what matters most hasn’t been said; about how lovers grow apart and how the mental disintegration that can follow a failure
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Angela Young I'd go to Alice's Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and listen to all I met there because their lateral, quirky off-the-wall conversations and an…moreI'd go to Alice's Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and listen to all I met there because their lateral, quirky off-the-wall conversations and answers to Alice's questions (as well as Alice's own questions) made me curiouser and curiouser as a child. They still do. (And they made me think while I laughed.)(less)
Angela Young A combination of both: I don't think the ability to a spin a good yarn can be taught, but the techniques and practicalities of plot and story can. Thi…moreA combination of both: I don't think the ability to a spin a good yarn can be taught, but the techniques and practicalities of plot and story can. This guides me: 'PLOT is what happens. STORY is how the characters FEEL about what happens.' [Neil Landau, 101 Things I Learned in Film School.](less)
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Pigs in Heaven was published in 1993 so I'm a bit behind the curve, but even then Barbara Kingsolver was writing about a culture different from her own (she often does) and a large subject (she often does that too). On her website she writes:
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I didn't think I was going to like Frankisstein because I'd read a couple of not particularly kind reviews so didn't buy it. But, the way things happen in life, I was given it as part of a book-a-month-in-2020 Christmas present - it was the first - a ...more
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The sea was calm. No one else was on the beach, only some birds and two seals watching me from a few yards out on the water. I stood at the water's edge and sang the seals a song about time and change, and the seals, out of courtesy, listened.
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The sea was calm. No one else was on the beach, only some birds and two seals watching me from a few yards out on the water. I stood at the water's edge and sang the seals a song about time and change, and the seals, out of courtesy, listened.
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“Writing a novel is just like life ... it's only in the doing of it that I find out what works.”
Angela Young

“She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
Walker Evans

“All stories are love stories.”
Robert McLiam Wilson, Eureka Street

“We restore order through the imagination. We restore hope over and over and over again ... .”
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“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
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