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Dinah Jefferies

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Dinah was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. In 1985, the sudden death of her fourteen year old son changed the course of her life, and deeply influenced her writing. Dinah drew on that experience, and on her own childhood spent in Malaya during the 1950s to write her debut novel, The Separation.

Now living in Gloucestershire with her husband and slightly overweight Norfolk terrier, she spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren.

Genres: Historical
   The Separation (2013)
   The Tea Planter's Wife (2015)
   The Silk Merchant's Daughter (2016)
   Before the Rains (2017)
   The Sapphire Widow (2018)
   The Missing Sister (2019)
   The Tuscan Contessa (2020)
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The Rose Garden (2021)
Tracy Rees
"In this engrossing novel Tracy Rees takes the reader directly into the drama and action, her writing bringing every scene to sparkling vivid life. The rich use of language meant I was fully immersed in the Victorian world of the main women protagonists and didn’t want to leave. Written with empathy and revealing differing sides to even more minor characters, the roles and attitudes to women at the end of the Victorian period and the emerging ‘women’s movement were riveting. Totally unputdownable."
The Second Marriage (2020)
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Gill Paul
"Glamorous and highly seductive, this compelling story explores the lives of two complex, powerful women complete with all their talents and flaws."
The Heatwave (2020)
Kate Riordan
"Beautiful and intriguing."

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