Author Of The Month

Previous Authors Of The Month

May 2024 - Mike Hollow

Mike Hollow was born in West Ham, on the eastern edge of London, and grew up in Romford, Essex. He studied Russian and French at the University of Cambridge and then worked for the BBC and later Tearf…

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Graham Barlett

March 2024 - Graham Bartlett

Graham Bartlett rose to become chief superintendent and the divisional commander of Brighton and Hove police. His first non-fiction book Death Comes Knocking was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller,…

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January 2024 - Antony Johnston

Antony Johnston’s career has spanned books, award-winning video games and graphic novels including collaborations with Anthony Horowitz and Alan Moore. He wrote the New York Times bestseller Daredev…

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May 2023 - Antony Johnston

Antony Johnston’s career has spanned books, award-winning video games and graphic novels including collaborations with Anthony Horowitz and Alan Moore. He wrote the New York Times bestseller Daredev…

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April 2023 - Edward Marston

Edward Marston has written over 100 books, including some nonfiction. He is best known for his hugely successful Railway Detective series, the latest of which is The Circus Train Conspiracy. His other…

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March 2023 - Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series. Her stand-alone books include The Care and Management of Lies, The White Lady and her memoir, This Time N…

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Natalie Jenner

February 2023 - Natalie Jenner

Natalie Jenner's debut novel The Jane Austen Society was an instant international bestseller. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie has been a corporate lawyer, career coach and, most recently…

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January 2023 - Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin has enjoyed a varied career, working as an artist and an antiques trader, but also for the Devon Schools Library Service. When not writing she is actively involved in amateur theatre …

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Sarah Hawkswood

May 2022 - Sarah Hawkswood

Sarah Hawkswood describes herself as a ‘wordsmith’ who is only really happy when writing. She read Modern History at Oxford University and the takes her pen name from her six times great g…

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Aline Templeton

April 2022 - Aline Templeton

ALINE TEMPLETON grew up in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. She has worked in education and broadcasting and was a Justice of the Peace for ten years. Married with two grow…

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March 2022 - Helen Batten

Helen is a best-selling non-fiction writer who lives in London and works as a psychotherapist. After reading history at Cambridge, Helen studied journalism at Cardiff and worked in television, produc…

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Anna Jacobs

February 2022 - Anna Jacobs

Anna Jacobs was born in Lancashire at the beginning of the Second World War. She has lived in different parts of England as well as Australia and has enjoyed setting her modern and historical novels i…

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January 2022 - Barbara Mutch

Barbara was born and brought up in South Africa, the granddaughter of Irish immigrants. Before embarking on a writing career, she launched and managed a number of businesses both in South Africa and t…

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Anna Jacobs

May 2021 - Anna Jacobs

Anna Jacobs was born in Lancashire at the beginning of the Second World War. She has lived in different parts of England as well as Australia and has enjoyed setting her modern and historical novels i…

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April 2021 - David Stafford

David Stafford began his career in theatre. He has written numerous dramas, comedies, biographies,  documentaries and television films, including work with Alexei Sayle and Benjamin Zephaniah. David …

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March 2021 - S M Hardy

S. M. Hardy grew up in south London and worked in banking for many years before turning her attention to arboricultural management. She has now given up the day job to allegedly spend more time with h…

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February 2021 - Gary Donnelly

Gary Donnelly is a writer and teacher who was born and raised in west Belfast. After attending a state comprehensive school, he read History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and has lived and work…

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January 2021 - Kwei Quartey

Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana, but moved to the USA to complete his medical training. He practised as a physician for more than twenty-five years while simultaneously writing, before deciding to beco…

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May 2020 - Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series. Her stand-alone books include The Care and Management of Lies, The White Lady and her memoir, This Time N…

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April 2020 - Katherine Stansfield

Katherine Stansfield is a novelist and poet whose debut novel The Visitor won the Holyer an Gof Fiction Award. She grew up in the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and lived on the west coast of Wales …

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