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KateFulfordAuthor

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“In-Laws and Outlaws”: A laugh out loud study of family dynamics | Link for social + 2 chapters of #debutnovel > https://linktr.ee/katefulfordauthor
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Inlaws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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Just books on shelves. That is all.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2d
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RedLeaves Cosy 🥰 2d
KateFulfordAuthor It‘s a lovely room in which to read (& write) @Cathythoughts @Texreader and @RedLeaves 2d
julesG Lovely reading room! 😍 2d
KateFulfordAuthor It certainly is @julesG 1h
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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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So evocative of a time & the feelings - love & pain - in a beautifully written tale. However, a bit like Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it's a book of two pieces and could have been better tied together.

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[Interview] Recorded live at the Ampthill Literary Festival 2019: Kate chats about the success of 'Inlaws and Outlaws' and what's next.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/katefulfordauthor/secklow-fm-stevens-on-sunday-may...

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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@AmpLiterary festival special on the radio

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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“An excellent distillation of experience & psychology into answering What is Creativity?”

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History is important, very important. If we don‘t know about it, we can‘t learn from it. Read this absolutely terrifying account of everyday life in Stalinist Russia, and if you had any nagging doubts about the value of democracy and a free press, they will be erased forever. While far from perfect, democracy is still better than all the alternatives.

Crazeedi Thank you for this 7mo
Crazeedi Nothing will be perfect in this life because we are not, but the founders were brilliant in the creation of our country. 7mo
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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“What a read! Witty and well written with great characters and an ending I did not expect. Thoroughly recommend it, a great debut novel from Kate”

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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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So evocative of a time & the feelings - love & pain - in a beautifully written tale. However, a bit like Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it's a book of two pieces and could have been better tied together.

Birdsong28 😘😘😘😘😘 My all time favourite book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 7mo
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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This year at the Ampthill Literary Festival here in the UK I will be running a workshop about the creative process, with specific reference to writing. It will help to understand how you can tap into your innate creativity and develop expertise in order to solve the problem of how to start, and keep, writing.

https://www.ampthillfestival.com/ampliterary-info

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I found it fascinating when I learnt the author researched the whole thing without leaving London. It shows the power of imagination in conjuring up worlds of which one has no experience. This shouldn‘t, I suppose, be a surprise. I don‘t imagine JK Rowling has ever visited a school for wizards, Tolkien never ventured very far from Oxford, & CS Lewis had perfectly normal wardrobes, but it‘s still impressive nonetheless!

julesG Wonderful review! 8mo
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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust
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OK, so I‘m not going to pretend I finished it, but it‘s worth giving it a go if only to immerse yourself in its dreamy prose for a while.

And if you keep going long enough you‘ll be able to nod sagely when you next hear someone mention Proust‘s madeleines (it‘s not a euphemism and nor were they his girlfriends) which will give the impression that you are a true intellectual.

Chili 🤣 8mo
dalma_st_paul So true💕I also tried and unfortunately left this mission incomplete. Also have Ulysses to conquer (but I know for a fact tha there are some professors at my college never finished either and still teach them - drunken confessions of a lit Prof 😜) 8mo
KateFulfordAuthor “We are not alone” 8mo
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The Selfish Gene | Richard Dawkins
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If you‘ve ever struggled to understand evolution, claimed by some to be the most important idea ever, read this. If you still don‘t understand it, read The Blind Watchmaker. If you still don‘t get it, go and lie down in a darkened room for a while before trying again.

AlaSkaat I was just reading this today! 9mo
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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#writerslife #20questions

15: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

Going on an Arvon writing course. It gave me confidence that I had some talent and believe that I could be a writer, and that‘s priceless.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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From the lovely readers over on Instagram

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"We‘ve all heard stories about the 'mother in-law from hell'. Rest assured though, that she can‘t be as evil as this ..." @UnderratedReads talks about this #debut #novel - get it now on #Kindle and #paperback. Read first 2 chapters FREE at https://buff.ly/2I60OOv

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"this potpourri of flawed characters that make this book read-worthy ... the fast-paced writing style added to my entertainment ... this is a book I would recommend to friends of the darker side of chick-lit."

https://buff.ly/2OKAWv2

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"The main character isn't pure. She's reminds me a bit of Amy from Gone Girl but she's not that evil. She's very good at manipulation. Her soon-to-be mother-in-law is a great adversary. They were playing mental chess with each other" - with thanks to a lovely reviewer

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Five Children and It | Edith Nesbit
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Another childhood favourite. It took me to another world, one of Edwardian children living in a house full of servants, which seemed pretty exotic to me. But then it got properly magical when the children meet the Psammead, a strange creature who can make wishes come true. An old fashioned morality tale (be careful what you wish for!), its message is as relevant & fun for children today as it was when I was a nipper.

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“The one thing that impressed me about this book was the rich characterization ... I also love the ending, that took me by surprise, it really embodied the beauty of this novel."

https://buff.ly/2MDqwzA

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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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A fabulous & fantastical glimpse into the lives of the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, with the first in the series set in San Francisco in the 1970s. Full of secrets & surprises it also has a great deal of humanity. The characters are rich & multi-layered and through the whole series you go on a really interesting, if increasingly unrealistic, journey with them as they look for love, happiness, and a sense of belonging.

Reviewsbylola I recently bought this and can‘t wait to read it! 13mo
Pamwurtzler I loved this. I have the next one on my TBR. 13mo
plemmdog So excited Netflix is bringing back a sequel! 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @plemmdog Really? I look forward to seeing what they do with it. 13mo
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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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The point, the point? A self-absorbed, unlikeable narrator tells us about his brilliantly successful career in the theatre, how he was (unaccountably) catnip to almost every woman who crossed his path, and what he had for his dinner. Oh, and he goes swimming and has some tedious friends to stay. Couldn‘t finish it, didn‘t want to, don‘t care.

TiffanyMichele Lol 😂 13mo
CarolynM Iris Murdoch seems to specialise in unlikable narrators, but they're usually interesting. I haven't read this one. Have you read any of her others? 13mo
LRSmith LOL. I‘ve only read one Murdoch and I have to say that was my reaction. 13mo
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jouleian I don't think I've ever laughted that hard at a snapshot review before 😂😂😂. That was amazing and the last two lines just slay me 😂😂😂. 13mo
Herschelian Best review I‘ve read in ages!! 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @CarolynM No and I‘d need a really compelling reason to do so. 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @jouleian Glad I made your “hit parade” 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @Herschelian - thank you! @TiffanyMichele - pleased I could help ;-) @LRSmith - we are fellow travelers! (edited) 13mo
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Notes on a Scandal | Zoe Heller
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A pitch black story which plays with the readers‘ sympathies, making you constantly reassess the characters, their motives and behaviour. With no clear ‘good‘ or ‘bad‘ characters, this dark and difficult story is far less sensational than many recent ‘psychological thrillers‘, but is all the more disturbing for that.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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When I was a little girl there was a doll called Chatty Cathy. My mother claims it was named after me. So when I was offered the chance to take part in Waterstones‘ Local Authors evening, I was delighted to join the party!

To find out more about all the authors visit http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/speakers-2018/pre-festival-tuesday-wednesday...

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Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackerey
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I first read this as a teenager & have since reread it many times, which is unusual for me. A rollicking tale told by an unreliable narrator, it still feels fresh & funny in the 21st century, so one can only imagine what the Victorians made of it in the nineteenth.

But what‘s not to love about the amoral, cunning heroine Becky Sharp? While she is far from admirable, she is only trying to make her way in the world...

Leniverse There‘s a new 7 episode TV-series coming up. I have high hopes! 14mo
AnneCecilie @Leniverse I saw the advertisement everywhere in London. Totally agreed with you, I so want to see it. Hope it comes to Norway. 14mo
Laura317 I read this for the first time this Spring. I wonder who they cast for the various roles? 14mo
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“I particularly enjoyed this novel ... I would definitely like to see this as a movie."

Read more from Gloria here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2455819660

VeganCleopatra Where was this photo taken? 14mo
Bookwomble @VeganCleopatra It looks like one of the Thames Embankment sphynxs in jolly old London 🙂 14mo
VeganCleopatra @Bookwomble @KateFulfordAuthor Thanks! I'll have to keep that in mind if I'm ever in London. 14mo
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“The elements that won me over were of course the humor, the surprise ending (that nearly changes its genre)...and the question we are left with in the end.... Bravo Kate Fulford for a risky yet humorous debut!"

https://buff.ly/2L3nPao

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The apparent idiocy of Bertie Wooster belies Wodehouse‘s dazzling command of the language and beautifully realised plots. Love one and you will love them all.

CarolynM What Ho! 1y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1y
julesG True! Plus, great picture. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks for the comments @carolynm, @trishb and @julesg 1y
MaGoose Love the Jeeves and Wooster stories. Loved the TV series from a few years ago starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. 1y
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“A nice little twist at the end and still a few unanswered questions - we need to know All About Eve!"

http://buff.ly/2t8KkPu

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Remembered now principally as a TV show that launched Catherine Zeta Jones but actually a charming series of novels by a now largely forgotten writer.

Ciannait Wow, I remember the series, I used to watch it religiously...I need to get those books. 1y
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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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An intimidatingly large book but nonetheless evocative and atmospheric as well as being very readable

Ms_T I‘ll be tackling this in September! 1y
batsy @KateFulfordAuthor @Ms_T It's such a good read 💜 1y
Ms_T @batsy Good to hear! It‘ll be my holiday read 😃 1y
Amiable Loved this book! 1y
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#inlaws #reviews "The elements that won me over were of course the humor, the surprise ending (that nearly changes its genre)...and the question we are left with in the end.... Bravo Kate Fulford for a risky yet humorous debut!" https://buff.ly/2L3nPao

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It is a long time since I read this, and I‘ve never dared go back to it. A philosophical journey that constantly plays with and then subverts the idea of what constitutes reality, I‘ve always been afraid I won‘t think it‘s half as clever now I‘m a lot older. But, then again, perhaps I should revisit it and see how I respond to it at a different point in my life

Macavity I read this as a teenager and I agree, would be fascinating to read again now as an adult! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @Macavity Perhaps I will! 1y
batsy I read it in my late teens and loved it and was also thinking I'd like to revisit it some day. 1y
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The Uninvited Guests | Sadie Jones
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A spooky tale that never really reveals what‘s going on, this requires complete suspension of disbelief, but I enjoyed the weird vibe, and it‘s beautifully written.

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#inlaws #award
 
Andy Bridge, the artist behind cover illustrations for Yann Martel‘s Life of Pi and Hilary Mantel‘s Wolf Hall, is also part of the story. ‘We were great friends and worked together in our holidays from university,‘ Kate said.
 
One of only 20 books to be nominated for the People‘s Book Prize, the competition is decided by the public. To vote for Inlaws and Outlaws: www.tinyurl.com/voteinlaws2018

Mdargusch I love the cover and the line “she knows what‘s best for her son and it‘s not you “ (edited) 1y
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“I didn‘t expect deception to be a character itself, but it is in so many ways to the very conclusion. The similarities between them begs the question, what the heck happened in Marjorie‘s life to make her so calculated? Will we ever know? For both of these women, the truth is something to be molded to fit the narrative of their lives.”

Read more: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/inlaws-and-outlaws-by-kate-fulf...

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The Music of the Spheres | Elizabeth Redfern
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A murder mystery set in the eighteenth century this is a genre mash up that I really enjoyed. Not for the squeamish, but then the eighteenth century wasn‘t for the squeamish either…

TrishB Sounds interesting ! 1y
CaramelLunacy This one sounds like it may need to move up the TBR pile! 1y
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#inlaws #reviews "I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." In-Laws and Outlaws (with some help from Kate Fulford), has been nominated in the Fiction category (just 20 books nominated!) of The People's Book Prize. ⠀

Learn more & vote via the link in the BIO

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Ben Goldacre thinks that it‘s a little bit more complicated than that, and he‘s right. A scientific dissection of the pseudoscience thrown at us by the media and advertisers. And if you don‘t like it you can always go on a detox afterwards to purge yourself of all the toxins it has released into your system.

TieDyeDude Ha! 1y
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Headlong: A Novel | Michael Frayn
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A lost masterpiece? Not the book, but a painting found in a country house. A farce ensues as the hero, for want of a better word, tries to get hold of what he believes is a lost Bruegel. Fast paced and intelligent this is a book which rushes headlong (see what I did there?) to its satisfying but ambiguous conclusion.

batsy I enjoyed this one, too! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Just noticed my shelves - oh my goodness. 1y
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I‘ve never managed to get into this again as an adult but when I read it in my later teens, I thought it was the most amazing book ever written.

Whodunit85 I tried so hard, I got to page 60 and had to walk away. Can you provide more insight? Am I missing something? Or is this one of those books that you either love or hate? 1y
KOTK Remains my all time favourite book. If you are not into by 100 pages though I'd say give up as likely not for you. Reread 2 yrs ago as more warmongering in the news made me go back and it still resonated for me 1y
Kimberlone It was assigned on my post modernism class in college and COULD NOT get through it. I get what it‘s going for but it didn‘t do it for me. The dudes in my class all loved it though. 1y
ChiranjeeviKulkarni Hope the Pope will replace bible with Catch 22. For those who need additional comfort, he can add the sequel 'Closing Time'. (those who got Catch 22 will get what I mean). BTW, the sequel has an American president who is a lot like Trump. 1y
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Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
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A throughly immersive read which can leave you confused at times but also puts you right in the centre of the experience that the characters are going through. 5 stars

Neale I love this book so much. 😊 1y
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Thanks so much @julesG and the story is very real. Well, mostly ...

julesG I still hope you're joking about the truths behind the story. As much as I know how cruel a Monster-in-law can be, I don't want anyone to have to deal with a Marjorie. 😉 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Some of it is all too true I‘m afraid but my Marjorie is far enough away for safety — 1y
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In-Laws and Outlaws in Prize Fight Shocker!⠀

>>> VOTE now for Eve

Itchyfeetreader Congratulations! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks so much @Itchyfeetreader — tell your friends and get voting ;-) 1y
Alfoster Yay, yay!👏👏👏 1y
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tpixie Congrats 🎉🎈 📚🎈🎉 1y
Savugirl Congratulations 🎊 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks @Savugirl - hope you enjoy the read! 1y
tpixie 😊 1y
EricQiao Congrats and added to stack! 1y
ptkpepe98 This sounds delightful. I have added it to Mount TBR. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks @ptkpepe98 & I hope you love it 1y
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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An update of the Dracula story which takes you on a thrilling ride across Europe into the realms of supernatural until you come face to face with the man himself

jpmcwisemorgan I like this one a lot! 1y
Weaponxgirl I loved this book so much 1y
mcipher This is such a great book!! 1y
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Cedricsmom I couldn‘t get through this book in print but it‘s a very good audio book. 1y
Arcana A personal favorite ❤️ 1y
ForstRose Loved this book - read it from the library then had to own it. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @ForstRose sometimes it has to be done 1y
Trace My favorite!!! 1y
CourtSmall Loved this book however was disappointed with her new one 1y
sdbruening I loved this one!! 1y
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Scoop | Evelyn Waugh
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Absolute classic - from the moment we learn that William Boot‘s sister has tampered with the manuscript of his article, a series of misadventures and misunderstandings land William in a war zone. It‘s a masterclass in the art of crisp concise writing.

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Incredibly gripping opening that is truly terrifying. You feel a sense of foreboding for the characters and share their visceral fears. It does rather fall apart as the second half doesn‘t really live up to the first.

Alfoster I saw the movie—so weird!😳 1y
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“This is Kate Fulford‘s authorial debut, and if this is anything to go by, I genuinely can‘t wait to read anything else she comes up with. She‘s so bloody good! ⠀

I feel I can‘t reiterate how much I loved Eve‘s narration. I can‘t wait to read more of Fullord‘s writing, so yeah, I‘ll definitely be on the lookout!”

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#writers #life #bookfestival

Thanks to the team at Delapré Abbey for their Festival of Books this past weekend. A gorgeous location with lots of interest in both the craft of writing & how real life events became the basis "In-Laws and Outlaws"

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On Now: The new Festival of Books @DelapreAbbey on the May Bank Holiday weekend: talented authors, award-winning bloggers and an acclaimed theatre group. And me! ticketsource.co.uk/delapre-abbey

Alfoster Only a little way in and loving it!😍 1y
KateFulfordAuthor Great news - thanks for sharing the update! 1y
Alfoster OMG—I‘m laughing out loud!😂 Eve is hilarious!😍 1y
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KateFulfordAuthor Oh, I am so pleased you are loving it ;-) 1y
Alfoster ...the sword of Dan O‘Cleese...😂! Ok, I‘ll stop now! Review to go on Goodreads & Amazon tomorrow. Sorry to pester you; I‘m just enjoying it so much! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor I‘m living the manuscript (again) vicariously through your commentary here ;-) 1y
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