Janet Gogerty

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I have lived in various places and done a variety of jobs, even started a couple of careers, but not a day of a writer's life is wasted. From the chicken farm in suburban Perth, Australia to the Easter Egg production line in Croyden, London, from Harrod's toy department at Christmas to First Class passenger lounges at Heathrow Airport, the many people I have met are not forgotten.
Places are also important and inspire my stories, but when everyday folk experience strange events that's when my imagination takes flight. But you won't find strange planets and creatures with weird names. My characters are the people who live next door.

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Dark and Milk

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Brief Encounters of The Thi...

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Quarter Acre Block

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Charles Dickens and I have one thing in common, not literary success, but we have both been to Broadstairs, Kent, on holiday. He enjoyed summer holidays in a house now called Bleak House, where you can still stay. My earliest holiday memory is of Broadstairs, two summers blended into one set of memories. There was only me at the time and Mum and Dad did not attempt to stay in a hotel again.
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The Blue Serpent & other tales by Claire Buss
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A well written and enjoyable collection of Suburban whimsy - complete with twitching curtains, coffee shop dramas and slithering snakes. Each flash story is a neat bite on your walnut cake, washed down with a frothy latte. " Read more of this review »
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Angels Landing by Christina Sadler
""Angels Landing" is an inspirational account of the author's tragic accident in the Australian Outback, her miraculous rescue by the Aboriginal people, the dedicated team of doctors and nurses who care for her after the loss of her arm...
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Force of Nature by Jane Harper
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Force of Nature by Jane Harper
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Alice Walker had been part of a group participating in a team building exercise in the Australian outback. Five women set out but Alice does not return.
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The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon
"For once I’m stuck on how to review a book. Not only because I’m not sure how to describe the genre; The Usurper King crosses both fantasy, humour and political thriller; all mixed up together with some humour that more than borders on satire. The..." Read more of this review »
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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair
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A friend passed the paperback on to me with the warning it was very dark, so I couldn't wait to read it! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I like Jenny Eclair as a performer and writer, but had not read any of her novels, this one was published six years ago. ...more
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Leg-less and Chalaza by Stevie Turner
Leg-less and Chalaza
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Here's a delicious quick read to pack for your holiday or enjoy in the garden, but perhaps you should not read it or recommend it to your other half if you are of a certain age, it might put ideas into your heads... For the normally healthy and able ...more
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“The huge ears flapped and it lifted its head to show off the long curving tusks adorned with flowers made by the children. When the animatronic mammoth trumpeted triumphantly, windows a mile away vibrated and locals called the police.”
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