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Lucy Foley

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I live in London, but love traveling - both in real life and on the page (hence the appearance of some far flung locations in my writing).

My latest novel is The Invitation - set in the film world of the 1950s, along the Italian Riviera.

My debut novel, The Book of Lost & Found, published in early 2015.

You can find my Facebook page here:

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Lucy Foley My advice would be to start writing something, anything, in the vicinity of your idea, just to get words down on the page. Tell yourself that you're o…moreMy advice would be to start writing something, anything, in the vicinity of your idea, just to get words down on the page. Tell yourself that you're only going to write 100 or so words: if you've managed that, then you've achieved your goal. Then hopefully, once you start, thoughts will free up, your imagination will begin working, and you'll sail past that goal. Sometimes the days that turn out least auspiciously end up being my most productive ones. (less)
Lucy Foley This is a really difficult question! I've just tried to respond to it in three different ways, and had to delete them all and start again. The answer …moreThis is a really difficult question! I've just tried to respond to it in three different ways, and had to delete them all and start again. The answer is that inspiration came from many different places: family stories, trips to art galleries, reading about the eras involved, the characters themselves (who came to me before the plot), novels, my imagination. I wish that I could say there was a lightening bolt moment and the idea arrived fully formed but, to be honest, there were parts of the plot that didn't develop until well into the writing process. Arguably, though, that is all part of the fun! (less)
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"Like Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, this is once again set in an isolated area. This time it’s the wedding of two famous people, a TV reality star and a woman who has gone from blogging to having an on-line magazine of her own. A small cast is throw" Read more of this review »
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“In my experience, those who have the greatest respect for the rules also take the most enjoyment in breaking them.”
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“And I'm not worried about it being haunted. I have my own ghosts. I carry them with me wherever I go.”
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