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I was born into an army family and spent my childhood moving around the UK and abroad. Unsurprisingly it gave me itchy feet and in my twenties I escaped an unloved secretarial career to work as cabin crew and see the world.

I still love to travel and visit new places, especially those with an interesting history, but the arrival of marriage, children and cats meant a more settled life in the south of England, where I've lived ever since. It also gave me the opportunity to go back to 'school' and eventually teach at university.

I've written seven historical novels, all mysteries with a helping of suspense and a dash of romance - sometimes set in exotic locations and often against a background of stirring world events.

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How nice to hear from you. I'm sorry to say there won't be a follow-on to Secret of Summerhayes. I did think of setting a third novel in the 1960s, but decided eventually to keep to the two world wars.

I've moved back a little in time and changed location for the novel I'm currently writing. It's set in Constantinople (Istanbul that was) in 1907, but it's the same mix of history, mystery and romance. If you'd like news of it, you can always sign up to my newsletter at www.merrynallingham.com. Your details will be confidential and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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