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John Harwood

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John Harwood is the author of two previous novels of Victorian Gothic suspense. Aside from fiction, his published work includes biography, poetry, political journalism and literary history. His acclaimed first novel, The Ghost Writer, won the International Horror Guild's First Novel Award. He lives in Hobart, Australia. ...more

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John Harwood Thank you, Darlene. I'm afraid all I can say - I'm deeply superstitious about talking about work in progress - is that I'm working on another 19th cen…moreThank you, Darlene. I'm afraid all I can say - I'm deeply superstitious about talking about work in progress - is that I'm working on another 19th century narrative, but I still have no idea how long it's going to take.


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“It is like remembering two different lives at once...and wondering which of them is mine...”
John Harwood

“Perhaps I'd be happier if I had a boring job like Filly, but then I wouldn't have any time to myself. I waste so much time and then I resent it when I don't have time to waste.”
John Harwood, The Ghost Writer

“We think of the mind as enclosed within the narrow compass of the skull, but we could equally imagine a cavern filled with dark water and connected by some subterranean passage, to the limitless depths of the ocean, and think of each individual mind as a droplet of one great oceanic Mind which contains everything: all the gods and demons, the paradises and underworlds of every religion on earth, all history, all knowledge, everything that has ever happened. A mind upon which it could truly be said that nothing is lost, not so much as the fall of a sparrow...”
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Donna Thank you so very much John for adding me as a friend to your Goodreads site. I appreciate it and hope to read one of your books soon. Blessings.


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