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Holly Cave was born in sunny Torquay in 1983. She received a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, after which she spent four years working at the Science Museum in London. After a career break to travel the world, Holly became a freelance writer and now writes about science and technology alongside her fiction work. She lives in rural Buckinghamshire in a wisteria-draped pub (yes, pub) with her husband and dog, Cooper. The Generation is her debut novel (although she wrote a number of unpublished works with her father on his typewriter in the 1990s).

The Memory Chamber was published in hardback by Quercus in February 2018.

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Holly Cave I just keep going. Yesterday, I was desperate to crack a plot element. I knew it was in there somewhere, itching to get out. So I just sat at my desk,…moreI just keep going. Yesterday, I was desperate to crack a plot element. I knew it was in there somewhere, itching to get out. So I just sat at my desk, doodling words on a notepad. Writing something; anything. And then, when I relaxed, it popped out onto the page. Ta-da!

Taking a break and walking away from it doesn't work for me. There's too much going on in my head that can creep in and put me off.

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Holly Cave I'm whipping through the first draft of my second book. I'm at that amazing stage where everything just flows, my characters are coming to life, and t…moreI'm whipping through the first draft of my second book. I'm at that amazing stage where everything just flows, my characters are coming to life, and there aren't enough hours in the day to commit the story to paper. I'm looking forward to getting it all down and then playing around with the edit.(less)
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