Sarah Rayne


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in The United Kingdom
April 12, 1947

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Aka Frances Gordon, Bridget Wood

After a convent education, which included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, Sarah Rayne embarked on a variety of jobs, but - probably inevitably - returned again and again to writing. Her first novel appeared in 1982, and since then her books have also been published in America, Holland and Germany.

The daughter of an Irish comedy actor, she was for many years active in amateur theatre, and lists among her hobbies, theatre, history, music, and old houses - much of her inspiration comes from old buildings and their histories and atmospheres. To these interests, she adds ghosts and ghost stories, and - having grown up in the Sixties - good conversation around a well-stocked dinner table.
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A Dark Dividing

3.84 avg rating — 1,524 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Whispering: A haunted h...

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Ghost Song

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Roots of Evil

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Spider Light

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The Death Chamber

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House of the Lost

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The Silence

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“There is somehow something extraordinarily alluring about the scent of old paper, and the feel of brittle pages.  It’s a gateway opening onto the past; it’s a hand stretching out from the long-ago to clasp yours.”
Sarah Rayne, The Forgotten Manuscript and The Unknown Crime. Two short stories.

“Angelica,' said Harry, 'you're unique. I can't think of another female who would stage a farewell scene in a situation like this. In fact, in all my experience--'

'Stretching over many nations and five continents?'

'You know,' said Harry after a moment, 'if you don't get rid of that habit of quoting, people will start to think you might be intelligent.'

'Or,' said Angelica levelly, 'that I'm hiding a heart behind the cynicism.”
Sarah Rayne

“They never tell you, those poets and those lovers, that hatred and agony can take on solid substance on a green and gold spring morning, or that it can smell of newly-fried bacon and eggs.”
Sarah Rayne, Property of A Lady

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