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Born in London, Louisa Treger began her career as a classical violinist. She studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, and worked as a freelance orchestral player and teacher.

Louisa subsequently turned to literature, gaining a First Class degree and a PhD in English at University College London, where she focused on early twentieth century women’s writing.

Married with three children, she lives in London.

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Louisa Treger My most recent book is a biographical novel about the writer, Dorothy Richardson. I discovered her completely by accident, through a review Virginia…moreMy most recent book is a biographical novel about the writer, Dorothy Richardson. I discovered her completely by accident, through a review Virginia Woolf wrote about one of Dorothy’s books. This was the beginning of a lifelong fascination with Dorothy. The more I learnt about her, the more I became convinced that her remarkable story needed to be unearthed and retold. Many years and a PhD thesis later, The Lodger was born.(less)
Louisa Treger The lure of creating an imaginary world, which one can step into and order as one wishes, is completely addictive.
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This is my favourite photograph of H.G. Wells, who appears as a character in my novel.
He was a serial womaniser, and his wife, Amy Catherine – or Jane as he renamed her - accepted his infidelities, though doubtless they caused her a great deal of pain. At the same time, he was devoted to Jane, and couldn’t do without her.
In his love affairs, he looked not merely for sensual gratification, b... Read more of this blog post »
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I’ve loved all the novels in Tessa Arlen’s Downtonesque Murder Mystery series. Like its predecessors, DEATH OF AN UNSUNG HERO has a gripping plot that keeps you turning pages, much gorgeous writing – I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of the Eng ...more
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I enjoyed Louise Walters’ previous two novels and her third certainly doesn’t disappoint. The writing flows, the plot draws you in, and the story of a single mother whose bond with her teenage son is tested to breaking point when the boy’s errant fat ...more
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I was already a fan of Louise Beech’s writing, so was particularly looking forward to her third novel. I am happy to say that it more than lived up to the promise of the first two.
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I loved the first two novels in Tessa Arlen’s Edwardian Murder Mystery series. Her third, which is based around a murder among a group of amateur rose breeders, certainly doesn’t disappoint. Like its predecessors, A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME has a tigh ...more
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This is a beguiling and immersive novel about a mysterious silent film actress, Leda Grey, and the tempestuous love affair that left her a recluse for over half a century. Essie Fox interweaves Leda’s story with a more modern narrative: the year is 1 ...more
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I loved this author’s first novel, Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase, and was eager to see what she would come up with next. A Life Between Us certainly does not disappoint: it’s a riveting family saga and a moving love story; a tale of betrayal and redemption ...more
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On the night that Bernadette finally plucks up the courage to tell her abusive husband she is leaving, he goes missing. Conor, the boy she has befriended through a voluntary organisation has also gone missing, and so has his life book.
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Paris mon Amour has the most compelling opening I have read in a long time:
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I loved Tessa Arlen’s ‘Death of Dishonorable Gentleman’, the first novel in her Edwardian Murder Mystery series. And so, I was eagerly anticipating her second: ‘Death Sits Down for Dinner.’ I was not disappointed! Like its predecessor, Arlen’s new no ...more
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I absolutely loved Rebecca Mascull’s first novel, The Visitors, and was eager to read Song of the Sea Maid. Mascull is clearly going from strength to strength as a writer, with some characteristic themes emerging. She has a gift for recreating the pa ...more
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