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Cressida McLaughlin

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Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.

Cressy's favourite things - other than writing - include terrifying ghost stories, lava lamps, romantic heroes and good coffee.

When she isn't writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
Cressida McLaughlin recommends
The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts (2016)
(Lonely Hearts Bookshop, book 1)
Annie Darling
"Completely hilarious and breathtakingly romantic."
Everything But the Truth (2017)
Gillian McAllister
"Gillian's writing is beautiful. She weaves so much into every paragraph, revealing things slowly, as if pulling back a heavy curtain."
The Many Colours of Us (2017)
Rachel Burton
"Gorgeous, touching and wonderful."
It Started with a Tweet (2017)
Anna Bell
"Funny, romantic and uplifting."
Somewhere Beyond the Sea (2018)
Miranda Dickinson
"This is my favourite of Miranda's books so far. It's original and hilarious and life-affirming, and full of magical moments. I really loved it."
Summer at the Kindness Cafe (2018)
Victoria Walters
"Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!"
The Flower Girls (2019)
Alice Clark-Platts
"Every bit as brilliant as I thought it would be. Twisty, sinister and heartbreaking. Such beautiful writing; so, so dark. Prepare to be fully disturbed."
The Flatshare (2019)
Beth O'Leary
"The Flatshare is astoundingly good. A beautiful, hope-filled, joyful triumph of a book. I was barely able to put it down yesterday and finished late last night. What a breath of fresh air! Everyone needs to share Tiffy and Leon's bed next year."
Star-Crossed (2019)
Minnie Darke
"A beautiful, uplifting book full of humour and humanity, and sprinkled with enough magic that I finished it hoping that we are all, even if only a little bit, at the mercy of the stars."
The Widow Of Pale Harbour (2019)
Hester Fox
"A perfect blend of gothic mystery, drama and romance."
If I Never Met You (2019)
Mhairi McFarlane
"Sharply relevant, super funny, packs an emotional punch and deeply, deliciously romantic – perfect on every level."
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael (2020)
Beth Morrey
"A joyful, tender, life affirming STUNNER of a book that has made me want to make the most of everything, grab hold of people and all the good moments."
All About Us (2020)
Tom Ellen
"A warm, cosy delight. It’s SO honest, funny and sad about relationships and love, plans and dreams and living up to your own expectations. Most of all it is full of hope. It tugged at ALL of my heartstrings, and I loved it to bits."

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