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Rachel Hore

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Wife of D J Taylor

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, Norfolk. She is married to writer D.J. Taylor and they have three sons. Her first novel was The Dream House. Her second, The Memory Garden, was published in August 2007 and was an Amazon Top Ten bestseller. Her third, The Glass Painter's Daughter, was published in April 2009 and was shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2010. She teaches Publishing at the University of East Anglia, and Creative Writing, and reviews regularly for the national press.

Genres: Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Historical, Romance
New Books
September 2023

The Hidden Years
   The Dream House (2006)
   The Memory Garden (2007)
   The Glass Painter's Daughter (2009)
   A Place of Secrets (2010)
   A Gathering Storm (2011)
   The Silent Tide (2013)
   A Week in Paris (2014)
   The House on Bellevue Gardens (2016)
   Last Letter Home (2018)
   The Love Child (2019)
   A Beautiful Spy (2021)
   One Moonlit Night (2022)
   The Hidden Years (2023)
Rachel Hore recommends
The Porcelain Maker (2023)
Sarah Freethy
"A standout novel of heartbreak, survival and hope in time of war. Gripping, beautifully written, The Porcelain Maker is destined to be a huge bestseller."
A Beautiful Rival (2023)
Gill Paul
"A fascinating tale of two determined, glamorous businesswomen locked in a battle for supremacy. Gill Paul is a mistress of the fictional historical biography."
The Secret Shore (2023)
Liz Fenwick
"This page-turning novel of ambition, love and duty in wartime Cornwall is arguably Liz Fenwick's best book to date. Merry is a wonderful narrator, a fascinating and complex woman having to find her way in a man's world. It's beautifully researched and the life and landscape of the secret part of Cornwall around the Helford river gloriously evoked. What a pleasure to read!"
The Walled Garden (2023)
Sarah Hardy
"A heartbreaking tale, vividly dramatised, wise and well-observed about the traumatic effects of war on survivors and their families in the little Suffolk community where it's set. The characters are splendid - they blaze from the page - and the author writes beautifully and knowledgeably about the natural world. A splendid debut!"
Hold My Girl (2023)
Charlene Carr
"A tender and absorbing novel with engaging characters that twists the heart. It's unafraid to address difficult issues that go to the core of what makes us human."
The Elopement (2022)
Tracy Rees
"A natural storyteller."

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