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December Girl

December Girl

This is a gorgeous, emotive read. Nicola Cassidy has a distinctive voice and a huge talent for descriptive writing – of events, setting and, especially, emotions. The structure of the story doesn't quite work and I feel the author has been let down by the publisher's editorial input. But don't let that put you off: this is a wonderful read from an emerging novelist who is destined to become one of Ireland's best-regarded writers.

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Getting Locked into Research
Getting Locked into Research

Guest post from author GB Williams on how she researched for her latest book Locked Up.

For writers


Getting Locked into Research
Getting Locked into Research

Guest post from author GB Williams on how she researched for her latest book Locked Up.


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