Rachel Hore

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Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, Norfolk and turning to writing fiction.

Rachel is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Dream House (2006), The Memory Garden (2007), The Glass Painter's Daughter (2009), which was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year 2010, A Place of Secrets (2010), which was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick, and A Gathering Storm (2011), which was shortlisted for the RNA Historical Novel of the year, 2012. The Silent Tide was published in 2013, A Week in Paris in 2014 and The House on Bellevue Gardens in 2015.

Her new novel, Last Letter Home, will be published on 22nd March 2018.

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Rachel Hore All I need is a little thing to spark my interest and then I begin to explore it by thinking, reading and researching. Quite often it's a place and an…moreAll I need is a little thing to spark my interest and then I begin to explore it by thinking, reading and researching. Quite often it's a place and an atmosphere that starts me off, or an object, or a name on a war memorial. There's a great deal of digging about that is simply work, not inspiration at all.(less)
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A Place of Secrets

3.73 avg rating — 4,969 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
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A Week in Paris

3.93 avg rating — 2,224 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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A Gathering Storm

3.97 avg rating — 2,144 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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The Glass Painter's Daughter

3.79 avg rating — 1,898 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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The Memory Garden

3.81 avg rating — 1,825 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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Last Letter Home

3.98 avg rating — 1,152 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Silent Tide

3.95 avg rating — 1,506 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Dream House

3.83 avg rating — 1,463 ratings — published 2006 — 20 editions
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The House on Bellevue Gardens

3.69 avg rating — 925 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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The Love Child

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The books I love to read.

I like to read widely rather in one genre, but I'm always trying to catch up with classics that I've never read before, not simply recently published books.

That said, I love historical novels. Novels by Helen Dunmore, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, Margaret Attwood and Sebastian Barry are amongst recent favourites. I also enjoy Tracy Rees, Elizabeth Buchan and Elizabeth Fremantle, and many more.... Read more of this blog post »
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“I existed in a cocoon, wrapped in daydreams. It's dangerous to be too much alone with an imagination.”
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“I asked for your heart and you gave me a stone.”
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“You're my lodestar – that's the one that sailors followed, the Pole Star that took them safely home to harbour.” he said.
“And I suppose you're like a shooting star” she responded “Always travelling in unexpected directions”
And like a shooting star, he had disappeared over the edge of her world, taking all the light and leaving her in cold darkness.”
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