Charlotte Vale Allen


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Charlotte Vale-Allen was born in Toronto and lived in England from 1961 to 1964 where she worked as a television actress and singer. She returned to Toronto briefly, performing as a singer and in cabaret revues until she emigrated to the United States in 1966.

Shortly after her marriage to Walter Allen in 1970 she began writing and sold her first novel Love Life in 1974. Prior to this book's publication she contracted to do a series of paperback originals for Warner Books, with the result that in 1976 three of her books appeared in print.

Her autobiography, the acclaimed Daddy's Girl, was actually the first book she wrote but in 1971 it was deemed too controversial by the editors who read it. It wasn't until 1980, after she'd gained success a
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Night Magic

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Parting Gifts

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Dreaming in Color

3.83 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Fresh Air

3.70 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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Somebody's Baby

3.64 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Grace Notes

3.28 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Daddy's Girl

3.74 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1980 — 11 editions
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Leftover Dreams

4.29 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Claudia's Shadow

3.77 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Painted Lives

3.78 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1990 — 9 editions
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“I can't help thinking that caring possibly is the riskiest enterprise known to man. But how stop caring?”
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“Pushing his face against Raskin’s, his whisper a maniacal shriek, he demanded, “Who could want to see this? Who?”
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“he’d tried to teach her to be as thoughtful of his employees as she was of him and of her friends;”
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