Posts Tagged ‘research’

  1. In the Blood

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    September 30, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    blood poster

    Like most writers, I find pictures often help the words along. Some images get under your skin more than others. I can’t pretend that A World Between Us started with this beautiful print. But its appearance in my life felt serendipitous, and I’ve loved living with it for the last few years.

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  2. It’s All Relative & Drawn to Spain

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    August 4, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    Here’s an article about some of the romantics, rebels and wordsmiths in my family which I wrote for the Jewish Socialist magazine’s Winter 2012 issue, followed by David Rosenberg’s review of A World Between Us. keep reading



"An intelligent, beautifully written book about a dysfunctional family in a sinister paradise" THE TIMES (BOOK OF THE MONTH)

"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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