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Gill Thompson

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I am an English lecturer who completed an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University, UK. My last novel, THE CHILD ON PLATFORM ONE, was a USA today best seller, and my new novel, THE LIGHTHOUSE SISTERS came out in ebook in February. It's set on Channel Island Jersey, a place very close to my heart as my father's family came from there. I live with my family in West Sussex where I teach English to college students and host a creative writing blog: www.wordkindling.co.uk Do check it out if you enjoy writing! ...more

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Well, ‘The Lighthouse Sisters’ is out in the world now, and seems to be going down well. I must admit, I was worried about this novel as I wrote it during lockdown and was unable to visit Jersey, the setting for the book, in order to do my research. Thankfully I was able to track down some very generous locals who helped me, variously, with information on sailing, geographical locations, 1940’s we Read more of this blog post »
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