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Wendy Waters

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Wendy Waters is an award-winning author, composer, lyricist and librettist. Born in Queensland, she grew up in Sydney, lived in the USA for six years, travelled extensively, and now lives in Sydney, Australia. Waters' debut novel, CATCH THE MOON, MARY, was published in the UK in 2015. Her second novel, FIELDS OF GRACE was published in 2019 and the combined sequel to both books, PARADIS INFERNO was published in 2022.

Waters has written three musicals: ALEXANDER, FRED and MIRIAM and is currently writing Book & Lyrics for THE LAST TALE with composer Shanon D. Whitelock.

Waters is currently developing a two-hander musical with dark themes with Frank Loman, Lucy Aley-Parker and composer, Ricardo Nunes Fernandes. She is co-writing the screenplay t
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Having grown up in Australia I find the notion of bowing/curtseying to another human being unnatural. I would struggle to bow to even the most exceptional human being, even my hero Stephen Sondheim would have received a fawning slaver of compliments but no curtsey. And the British Royal Family are far from exceptional. They are, to all intents and purposes, a very ordina

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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
"This book sounded awesome: a curmudgeonly scholar whose best friend is her dog heads north to do some field research on the local faeries. And I adored the first 2/3 featuring Cambridge professor Emily Wilde as she wanders around Ljosland, charming t" Read more of this review »
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“Everything real was first imagined.’ He flicked his hand at the stars framed in her window. ‘Those stars existed in my imagination long before they were fashioned into stone and fire, long before my Father breathed light into them. Many of them no longer exist but their light lives on. Are they real? Are they illusion? Speculating about what is real and what is imagined will drive you mad.’ Gabriel from Catch the Moon, Mary”
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“Imagine a life without music, bound by routines you’re too frightened to break. Every night wishing for a little luck only to discover what an angel once told you …elves bite. Your days blank, your nights tormented with dreams about stages and Steinways. Your music a sad haunting refrain singing of the glorious life you might have known. And when death comes for you at last, you’ll embrace him like a lover.’ Gabriel from Catch the Moon, Mary”
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“Standing in the mouth of the cave, he watched sea and sky cleave in graded blue harmony, enjoying a brief connection before the sky bruised and cast a wine-dark stain on the sea. Seconds later the sun launched a spectacular volley of vermilion spears over the horizon just before it sank. The rising tide shattered breakers against the boot of the cliff and the seventh wave, always the largest in a set, exploded against the rocks, sending a jet of spume over him. He leapt back, shaking the water from his robes and hair, and moved deeper into the cave. The bats were stirring, squealing and stretching leathery wings, waking up for the night’s foraging and soon a dark silent stream would head west to raid suburban bowers. The sky rapidly deepened from purple to indigo and a bright display of stars, planets, asteroids, comets – the flotsam and jetsam of past galaxies – popped to light.”
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