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Julia Gregson
Nicola Pryce
The Times, Good Housekeeping, and Rolling Stone, she is married and lives in Monmouth with two chickens, two rescue ponies, and a collie called Jellybean.
Glorious escapist read that swings from 1947 England to India
Woman and Home
I believed every word and from the moment I began reading I truly felt as if I was there. Astonishingly good Dinah Jefferies
Lively, atmospheric novel . . . the writing is skillful, vivid and explicit Sunday Telegraph
On writing process: It’s often while walking along the riverbank or taking my old Welsh horse for a ride that my mind is freed from shopping lists and plans and feels most connected with what it is I’m trying to say. But much as I love the idea of the muse striking, she’s famously unreliable. You do have to develop a sort of peasant-like doggedness and show up in your study each morning and get the stuff down . . . I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do work I love and to make a living out of it.
the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Nicola lives with her husband and border terrier in the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. Together they sail the south coast of Cornwall in search of adventure. The Captain’s Girl is her second novel.
A stirring Cornish tale of skulduggery and deception . . . A most enjoyable read Ellie Dean
Nicola Pryce paints a truly memorable picture of the sea-faring community of Cornwall Irish News
A good honest yarn in the Poldark tradition Saga Magazine
On character inspiration: The voices of my characters had begun speaking to me from the faded ink in the Truro Records Office. My story is set in Cornwall in 1793, but the troubles they faced then are just as relevant today – the threat to stability, the need for increased surveillance, even the suspicion that those we give refuge to may be spies.
Julia Gregson is the prize- winning author of four novels, one book of non-fiction, and several short stories. She had a travelling childhood which saw her educated at 13 schools, in the UK and abroad, and began writing in Australia. Her novel, East of the Sun, was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club, became a Sunday Times bestseller and won the Romantic Novel of the Year. Previously a journalist, for the Sydney Morning Herald,
Nicola Pryce was born in Denver, Colorado, and spent most of her childhood in Baghdad and Rome. A strict boarding school, and no television, saw her reading almost everything she could lay her hands on – usually with a torch under the bedclothes. She trained as a chemotherapy nurse before completing an Open University degree in Humanities. She is now a qualified adult literacy support volunteer and a member of
What we’re listening to . . .
We’re always excited by a new family saga and The Deserter’s Daughter is no exception. Family secrets and betrayals make this Manchester saga a real page-turner and we can’t wait for more from Susanna Bavin later in the year. Read by Julia Franklin.
And You Never Know charts the extraordinary life of the late Claire Lorrimer. From her childhood surrounded by pre- and post-war literati to the vitally secret work she did as a WAAF, she had a remarkable career and her autobiography is not to be missed.
Read by Patience Tomlinson.
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