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Alison McQueen

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Born in the sixties to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London and worked in advertising for 25 years before retiring to write full time.

Her acclaimed 2012 epic novel, The Secret Children, was inspired by her own family history, and has been translated into several foreign languages. Alison’s latest novel, Under The Jewelled Sky, winner of the prestigious 2014 EMBA Prize, is published by Orion (UK) and by Sourcebooks (US).

Alison is also author of the popular HOUSEWIFE novels, written under her married name and featured on the Richard & Judy Show (published by Macmillan between 2005 and 2011). In 2006, Alison was selected from a long list of 500 writers to join The Writers' Circle - a one-off
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Under the Jewelled Sky

3.92 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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3.84 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
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My affair with India

Today is another dark day for Indian women.

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