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A Respectable Life by [Foweraker, Ann]
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About the Author

About the Author - Ann Foweraker I am poet, teacher, mother, author ... and each incarnation has had an ascendancy in my life - now is the time of the author. I have to write poetry, it makes me, and stories weave themselves in my head even when I'm not writing, but from the moment I went to school I knew I wanted to teach - becoming a teacher when it was more of a vocation than an occupation - gaining my BEd degree in the seventies. Marriage took me from Berkshire, where I was born, to live in glorious Cornwall where the novel writing blossomed, while taking an extended break from formal teaching to bring up our four boys, but only came to fruition as they left the nest. My books are all available from PendownPublishing.co.uk in all e-formats and are also available on Amazon for Kindle. The paperback books can be ordered from any bookshop, worldwide, using the ISBN number. Please follow my blog on annfoweraker.com where you'll get an insight into the things I'm into, from belly dancing to sandsculpture, health and nutrition, poetry and, of course, writing. Follow me on twitter at @AnnFoweraker for tweets on life, Cornwall and writing, and Like my Author page on Facebook 'Ann Foweraker' for more info and thoughts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1468 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Pendown Publishing (29 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M5FX9KQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #410,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great book but I am biased as I live in the area
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This is a beautifully and intelligently crafted novel. It's setting, the fictional Tamar Valley village of Hingsbury, plays as important a role in the unfolding story as the characters who live there: So much so that it is clearly depicted in the artistic cover painting and the useful map at the start of chapter 1.
Cordelia's life in Hingisbury is in every way respectable - married to the slightly-OCD actuary Gerald, she is a magistrate, art-fair organiser, welcomer of new-comers, good neighbour and dear friend. But there are things in her past which she believes should remain there, and, until now, they have.
And as she welcomes the latest newcomer, she becomes, unwittingly, prey to his strange literary methods.
Ann Foweraker is a master of the character. We know these villagers as if they were our own family or neighbours and each has his place in this twisting, thrilling tale. I wanted to read at one sitting to find out what happened next, but yet was compelled to savour the delicious prose and really feel an empathy with Cordelia.
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Having been privileged to read this book before it went to print I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it... A bonus for me was that it was set in a part of the world that is familiar to me, places I know well, just like the author's previous book, The Angel Bug, which was also set in beautiful Cornwall. The element of suspense kept the story flowing but wasn't particularly frightening or scary so nothing to put off the squeamish like me! It was easy to relate to Cordelia as her story unfolded and it was interesting to be 'inside the head' of the baddie! Clever style of writing.
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Wow, what can I say? Another fantastic story from Ann Foweraker. I absolutely loved it. She writes so well, and her changes from 'first person' to narrative is so very clever. Like one of her other books 'Nothing ever Happens Here' it reads like a film. I could picture everything. It has many little twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. She has also described village life exceptionally well, a village where normal things happen whilst the deeper and darker plot develops. Brilliant. The characters are so well crafted in A Respectable Life I want to carry on reading about them. Again, like "Nothing ever Happens Here' I would love a sequel! A great read - I thoroughly recommend it.
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