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Jane Cable

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Perhaps writing is in my blood. My father, Mercer Simpson, was a poet; my cousin, Roger Hubank, a novelist; Roger’s uncle, John Hampson was also a novelist and fringe member of the Bloomsbury Group. And it’s even rumoured that John Keats is somewhere back there in the family tree. No wonder that I have always scribbled.
It was reaching the final of The Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition in 2011 which made me take my writing seriously. The Cheesemaker’s House, a gripping romance-suspense, saw the light of day in September 2013 and I was delighted when it received great reviews from book bloggers and, just as importantly, from the people who bought and read it. My second novel, The Faerie Tree, came out in March 2015 and is
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Jane Cable I think writing in the first person allows readers to live alongside the main character (or, in the case of The Faerie Tree, characters) and…moreI think writing in the first person allows readers to live alongside the main character (or, in the case of The Faerie Tree, characters) and experience what they are going through, so yes, it does allow for more of an emotional impact.
The first person narrator also allows for greater suspense. I discovered this quite early on while writing The Cheesemaker's House because it was crucial to the plot that Alice didn't know what was going on in Owen's head. It can be a bit of a risk if readers don't relate to your narrator but in general I've found that they do.(less)
Jane Cable Hi Jeremy. For me the initial spark is always a place. I first thought about a book set around the tree near the Hamble the very first time I visited…moreHi Jeremy. For me the initial spark is always a place. I first thought about a book set around the tree near the Hamble the very first time I visited it. It was so magical, with the gifts and letters from the children and the replies and thank you notes from the faeries. I knew there just had to be an interesting story behind the type of person who would go to all that trouble. To make the story take life I needed a second spark of inspiration and that come one morning in Winchester when I was having a cup of coffee looking out at the homeless men gathering at the Buttercross and the thought crossed my mind as to what it might be like to recognise one of them as an old flame.(less)
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The Faerie Tree

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This is a wonderful memoir that really captures the lives of ordinary GIs during the latter stages of WW2. Not so much the fighting, but more the moving around, the boredom, the cameraderie and of course, the missing home.

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I so wanted to love this book but I was disappointed. While the wartime atmosphere as a whole was well created there were a few howlers, and I didn't find the romances that satisfying. Probably just me!
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Although it started quite slowly and I wasn't sure I was going to empathise with the main character I was soon drawn into this wonderfully created story and it's now one of my favourite books. Thoroughly recommended.
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I'm not normally a saga reader but I really did enjoy this one set in Manchester in the aftermath of WW1. It was real and gritty and thoroughly well researched. A story that kept me gripped and praying for a happy ending.
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I'm not normally a saga reader but I really did enjoy this one set in Manchester in the aftermath of WW1. It was real and gritty and thoroughly well researched. A story that kept me gripped and praying for a happy ending.
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I loved this book - it made me laught out loud and the premise of the love story was just a little bit different. Oozed autumn from every pore. A fabulous feel good read.
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“Tell the story that's in your heart. Write for your own pleasure, not anyone else's. Then, if and when you're ready, find a reputable editor who will be honest with you about the quality of your book and your chances of publication. But never, ever, stop enjoying writing or you will be lost”
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