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Clare Swatman
Writers for Readers Belinda Bauer
Clare Swatman has been a writer and journalist for more years than she cares to remember. In that time she has written for many women’s magazines including Take a Break, Bella and Best, and also edits a local magazine in her home town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire where she lives with her husband and two boys. Clare was born in 1975
Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/ Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. With her first novel, Blacklands, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. Her second and third novels, Darkside and Finders
Keepers, were highly acclaimed, and she was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award 2012 for her entire body of work.
She always loved to read and began making up stories in her head from an early age often finding that they were way more fun than the ones she was reading. At first she was worried about being labelled a crime writer because she had a lot of ideas for other genres, but then she soon realised there’s barely any story she couldn’t tell within the crime genre and found that very liberating.
On humour in her novels: Life is funny. And sometimes, so is death.
Bauer’s strong character study and sense of place keep the taut plot churning with surprises Daily Mail
Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable New York Times
in Essex, but she doesn’t think it’s rubbed off on her too much. She studied French and Spanish in Newcastle but can hardly speak a word these days, to her shame. She also completed a post-graduate magazine journalism course with PMA Media Training.
Her debut novel, Before You Go, was published by Pan Macmillan in February 2017, in time for Valentine’s Day.
On writing a novel: I’d always had the urge to write a novel but never truly believed I’d be able to do it. And then one day, when my youngest son was just two, I decided to risk being laughed at, and give it a go.
Absolutely flawless! Hard to believe this is a debut book from a debut author! The Writing Garnet
Moving, thought provoking and beautifully observed . . . an absolute delight Lincs Reader
What we’re reading . . .
The Book Of Joy . . . His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are Nobel Peace Prize laureates who have survived more than fifty years of exile, violence and oppression. Despite their hardships – or, as they would say, because of them – they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others.
In I found You by Lisa Jewell Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed...
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