Posts Tagged ‘Dodie Smith’

  1. Bees not fleas

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    February 24, 2015 by Lydia Syson

    HelenGrantUrbanLegends

    Fellow YA author Helen Grant and I struck up conversation on Twitter at the weekend after reading a couple of responses from disgruntled male writers to the YouGov poll which found – surprise, surprise – that most people would rather be writers than go down the pit. To counter the prevailing myth that writing books is always a miserable, lonely profession, we collaborated on this book blog for The Guardian. keep reading


  2. Christmas stories

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    December 7, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    This post was written for Hot Key Books ’9 Days of Christmas’ 

    All my childhood memories of Christmas merge into one indistinct blur: it was always the seventies.  It was always grey.  It never, ever snowed.  And later I keep reading



"A mesmerising portrait of a family unravelling" THE TIMES (Best historical fiction in 2018)

"Powerful, intense and beautiful" HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

"This tense, evocative, richly-imagined novel conjures the voices of a strange time and place, and makes them universal" EMMA DARWIN

"A wonderful book" CAROL DRINKWATER

"A fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"Syson brings history alive" THE OBSERVER

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