Andrew Sanger

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Andrew Sanger is a travel writer and novelist who has lived and worked in several countries, including Greece, India, the USA and the Languedoc region of southern France. Andrew now lives in the New Forest, on England's south coast.

His four novels in print are The J-Word (2009 and 2018; about secular Jewish identity), The Slave (2013; about human trafficking, freedom and lawlessness) and Love (2015; a tale of heartbreak on the hippy trail), and The Unknown Mrs Rosen (2020; about a former spy at the end of her life) .

Andrew is also the author of about forty travel guides, and co-author of many more, mainly on France and French regions, Ireland, the Canary Islands and Israel. His most recent travel books are pocket guides to Normandy (publis
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Andrew Sanger The Slave really grew out of the many very disturbing news items about the trafficking of women into slavery. I was interested in the horrific plight …moreThe Slave really grew out of the many very disturbing news items about the trafficking of women into slavery. I was interested in the horrific plight of the women and in the fact that such things seem to happen in all different kinds of neighbourhoods. I was also intrigued by the argument that such things could be brought to an end by making it a crime to pay for sex with a trafficked women - which has now become the legal situation in the UK. I don't agree with this approach, and the story in The Slave explains why.
Although I have explored the deranged and desperate state of mind of the captive woman (Liliana), and also the hard-headed mercenary outlook of the traffickers, the focus is on the young man (Neil) who has - innocently, one might say - paid for 30 minutes with Liliana in the belief that she is a prostitute. When he discovers that she is in fact a captive, he cannot go to the police because he himself has committed a crime. Instead he tries to free her himself, with the consequences that we see in the book.(less)
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The Unknown Mrs Rosen

Some might prefer a proper spy thriller, and some might want to read the poignant tale of an elderly woman struggling to deal with social services and the UK care system.

But my just-published fourth novel combines the two, and although it's a story about a spy, it's no ordinary spy story. Here's my webpage about The Unknown Mrs Rosen.

While her three grown-up children fall out over her care, disab

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This non-fiction book is accessible and knowledgeable, and caught my eye because dogs are all around, yet people know so little about them. Many owners treat their pet - and talk to it - like a friend or member of the family. I learned a huge amount ...more
Andrew Sanger is on page 353 of 378 of Inside of a Dog: This non-fiction book is accessible and knowledgeable, and caught my eye because dogs are all around, yet people know so little about them. Many owners treat their pet - and talk to it - like a friend or member of the family. I learned a huge amount of fascinating stuff about "Man's Best Friend", but the author's evident love of dogs seemed to undermine her objectivity. And she doesn't explain why dogs attack people.
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"I really enjoyed reading this book. It teaches you a lot about British Jewry. Picked up a few new Yiddish words along the way."
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