THANK YOU for visiting my author page! As you read this I'll probably be writing from my tall stone house which was once a school and built in 1902. This is a house that is "new" in English terms, as many of our local villages date back to the 1630's or even earlier. I write historical fiction, a genre I love. I loved the Victorian classics such as Jane Eyre, Little Women, Lorna Doone and Wuthering Heights. As I child I loved to read and when I had read my own library books, I used to borrow my mother's library copies of Anya Seton and Daphne du Maurier. I have loved reading historical novels ever since; though I'm a bookaholic and I read widely - contemporary and classic fiction as well as historicals. In the past I used to work as a set and costume designer for theatre and TV, so I enjoy the research aspect of creating historical fiction, something I loved doing as a scenographer. Each book takes about six months of research before I am ready to begin writing. More details of my research and writing process can be found on my website. I like to write about extraordinary characters set against the background of real historical events. I live in North Lancashire on the edge of the Lake District, a beautiful area made famous by the Romantic Poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge. I love exploring the mountainous landscapes and interesting coastline near my home. 'Her characters are so real that they linger in the mind long after the book is back on the shelf. Highly recommended. ' The Historical Novels Review. Visit my website for a free story, The Lady's Slipper (shortlisted for the Impress Prize) The Gilded Lily A Divided Inheritance WWII Trilogy: Past Encounters The Occupation The Lifeline The Pepys Trilogy: Pleasing Mr Pepys A Plague on Mr Pepys Entertaining Mr Pepys The Italian Renaissance Trilogy: The Poison Keeper The Silkworm Keeper (coming soon!) The Highway Trilogy for Adults/Young Adults: Shadow on the Highway Spirit of the Highway Lady of the Highway Anthologies: The Darkest Hour - Tales of WW2 Resistance We All Fall Down - Stories of Courage and Resilience in the Great plague Find me on my website www.deborahswift.com or on Twitter @swiftstory or facebook - authordeborahswiftRead more Read less
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