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Gill Thompson

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I am an English lecturer who recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University. The first three chapters of THE OCEANS BETWEEN US were longlisted for the Mslexia novel award. I live with my family in West Sussex and teach English to college students.

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The story of a talented Jewish woman from Prague and her counterpart in England.

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"Enjoyed reading this much more than I thought I would. It looked a bit “Woman’s Weekly” and was passed to me by a friend. I found it to be well-written with engaging characters and their tragic story based on true events. "
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