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Alex Smith

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Alex Smith is a writer, teacher, former textile merchant and adventurer. One of her great inspirations is travel. In the last few years, she has walked the Camino de Santiago across the top of Northern Spain, hiked in Turkey,lived in mainland China, worked in Taiwan, sojourned for a month at a golden temple in Chiang-Mai Thailand, and road-tripped through Iran and Southern Africa to the boarder of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ‘Four Drunk Beauties’ won the 2011 Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award. Agency Blue, received a silver medal at the Sanlam Youth Literature awards. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the award-winning 'Weird Lies' published by Arachne Press. She has been shortlisted for the Caine Priz ...more

Devilskein’s Day Out in the UK

It was thrilling to hear from my UK publisher, Cherry Potts, how much fun school goers had a a recent Devilskein&Dearlove tour date in Brentwood in the UK. As a writer, it is positively heartwarming to imagine that the characters invented at my little yellow-wood dining-table-cum-desk, were the subject of jovial discussion by an audience aged ten and up.

Brentwood GazetteBrentwood Gazette A readable version of the article is here:

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Published on January 30, 2015 10:43
Average rating: 4.01 · 78 ratings · 21 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Devilskein & Dearlove

3.88 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Algeria's Way

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2007
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Four Drunk Beauties

4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Agency Blue

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“The history of sex is the history of glimpses: first ankles, then cleavage, then knees. More recently, tattoos, navel rings, tongue studs, underwear…” (p. 92).”
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Alex will answer your questions live between 7pm and 8pm (British Summertime) - (That's 8-9pm if you are in Capetown, like she is) you can start askin ...more

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Alex Smith Lovely to 'meet' you, Lucinda! It's my first book to get over to the UK, and I'm really excited to now have readers on your side of the world.

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L Dear Alex,
Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request here on Goodreads! I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel {through a first-read giveaway} "Devilskein & Dearlove", which I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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