Joanna Larum

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Middlesbrough, The United Kingdom
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C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Carol Kendal

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I only went to school to learn to read. At age 6, I decided I COULD read and promptly left, by the school gate, the same gate which my mother marched me back through 10 minutes later. So I had to spend the next 12 years at school, learning lots of different things, none of which lived up to the excitement of reading. Wanting to be a writer was a natural progression, because there is nothing as exciting as inventing the story yourself. But it's taken over 50 years before I dared to present my stories for other people to read. So, here they are! I'll just creep behind the sofa.

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Joanna Larum I can live in 'Jo's world' all the time.
Joanna Larum I haven't had it , YET! I have the opposite problem - I have at least 10 stories in my head and I have to keep telling new ones to go away.
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Fascinated by WW1

In a village churchyard near where I live there is a monument to two brothers who died during the First World War. Their family were the Lords of the Manor, so the monument is large and ornate and dwarfs all the other ordinary headstones. I was 8 years old when I first saw it and very proud that I could read what was carved on it. But I had never heard of the First World War so I didn't underst... Read more of this blog post »
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The tenth in the Jason Smith detective series and the books just keep on getting better and better. Stewart Giles not only writes incredible books but he writes about killers who do their killing in so many strange ways. This time, a young student is ...more
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This is the second in the series of books featuring Monica Noble, the vicar's wife. This time the setting is a local village's Annual Flower show and Monica has been chosen as one of the judges. A fellow judge, James Davies, the vicar of the parish, ...more
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“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
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