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Alison Williams

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in Bromley, Kent, The United Kingdom
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I have been writing ever since I can remember – scribbling down and (badly) illustrating stories in exercise books whenever I wasn’t actually reading (which was most of the time when I was awake). I trained as a journalist and, after getting married and having two children, I worked in education and as a part-time freelance writer until deciding to bite the bullet and do what I have always wanted to do which is to write full-time – it only took me until my forties! I now work as a freelance editor, feature writer and independent novelist.
As an editor, I have edited books in a variety of genres including dystopian, memoir, erotica, fantasy and business - please see my blog for testimonials and information about services and rates. I work on
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Blackwater

3.91 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Black Hours

4.30 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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‘The Language of Kindness’ by Christie Watson #BookReview #FridayReads

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Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birt h to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.


We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during...

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The NHS is something that should be protected, but unfortunately we tend to take it and those that work in it for granted. With the slow, sneaking privatisation that’s going on at the moment, and the understaffing caused by Brexit, this is definitely ...more
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The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton
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Strong, believable female protagonist? Tick. Witches? Tick. Page-turning drama? Tick. And lots of scares and surprises along the way too.
I love scary films and scary books but I’m not a fan of horror and cruelty for the sake of it. There needs to be
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Storytellers by Bjørn Larssen
Storytellers
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An evocative setting, a cast of unusual and intriguing characters, a story within a story, and a dog. What more could you want?
This is an impressive debut novel from an author who really knows how to tell a story. We meet Gunnar, a blacksmith, when h
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The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan
The Story Collector
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This novel tells the stories of Sarah, a young woman who, on impulse, flies to Ireland after leaving her marriage, and Anna, who, one hundred years previously, helped a young American academic to collect local stories about fairies.
This dual storylin
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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There’s a lot of hype around this novel, and, for a change, it’s completely justified.
Eleanor is such a complex character. She is difficult, with odd little opinions and ideas and no idea at all how to navigate the modern world. But it’s these ‘quirk
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The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland
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This isn’t usually the kind of novel I go for, but there was something really appealing in the blurb, so I thought I’d give it a go. And what a lovely book it is – I’m so glad I decided to read it.
When we hear about people who have had serious illnes
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The Swooping Magpie by Liza Perrat
The Swooping Magpie
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This is a hugely emotive and important subject and one that deserves to be in the spotlight. While this is fiction, these dreadful thigs really did happen and the way unmarried mothers were treated was absolutely appalling. Anyone who has read about ...more
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“To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?”
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“Avoid stock expressions (like the plague, as William Safire used to say) and repetitions. Don't say that as a boy your grandmother used to read to you, unless at that stage of her life she really was a boy, in which case you have probably thrown away a better intro. If something is worth hearing or listening to, it's very probably worth reading. So, this above all: Find your own voice.”
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Caitlin Moran
“We need to reclaim the word 'feminism'. We need the word 'feminism' back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist - and only 42% of British women - I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of 'liberation for women' is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? 'Vogue' by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?”
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