Amanda Craig


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Amanda Craig (born 1959) is a British novelist. Craig studied at Bedales School and Cambridge and works as a journalist. She is married with two children and lives in London.

Craig has so far published a cycle of six novels which deal with contemporary British society, often in a concise acerbic satirical manner. Her approach to writing fiction has been compared to that of Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens.[1] Her novel A Vicious Circle was originally contracted to be published by Hamish Hamilton, but was cancelled when its proof copy received a libel threat from David Sexton, a literary critic and former boyfriend of Craig's at Cambridge, fifteen years previously.[2] The novel was promptly bought by Fourth Estate and published three mont
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Average rating: 3.64 · 3,548 ratings · 443 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lie of the Land

3.79 avg rating — 984 ratings5 editions
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Hearts and Minds

3.87 avg rating — 750 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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In a Dark Wood

3.40 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Love in Idleness

3.02 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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A Vicious Circle

3.80 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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The Other Side of You

3.45 avg rating — 113 ratings2 editions
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Foreign Bodies

3.50 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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A Private Place

3.57 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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The Small Business Crisis: ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
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The Fountain Overflows

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3.96 avg rating — 1,563 ratings — published 1956 — 28 editions
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“If you read fairy tales carefully, you’ll notice they are mostly about people who aren’t heroes. They don’t have special powers, or gifts. Often they are despised as stupid, They are bullied, beaten up, robbed, starved. But they find they are stronger than their misfortunes.”
Amanda Craig, In a Dark Wood

“It’s not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it’s any comfort, the dark wood isn’t just that. It’s also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn.”
Amanda Craig

“Mostly, what people mean by love is laziness.”
Amanda Craig, A Vicious Circle

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