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Janet Doolaege

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I was born in England but have lived for most of my life in France, working for a number of years as a translator.

Birds, other animals and the environment in general have always been important to me. I’ve written a book about two birds that I rescued when they were very young: Ebony and Spica, a blackbird and a starling. My life would have been very different without these unforgettable characters.

I’ve published two novels in Kindle format, both set in Paris, which I’ve tried to make both realistic and eerie: A Paris Haunting and Candlepower. A Paris Haunting is also available in paperback and a print edition of Candlepower will be coming shortly.

Besides these, there are three stories for children: The Story of an Ordinary Lion, Flora and
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A Paris Haunting

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I'm giving away five copies of my illustrated children's book THE STORY OF AN ORDINARY LION, for readers aged 7 to 77. Ends Friday October 10.
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