Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, where she teaches publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She is married to the writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons. Her previous novels are The Dream House, The Memory Garden, The Glass Painter's Daughter, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Romantic Novel of the Year award, A Place of Secrets, which was picked by Richard and Judy for their book club, A Gathering Storm, which was shortlisted for the RONA Historical Novel of the Year 2012 and the latest bestseller, The Silent Tide.

Books by this Author

Last Letter Home
The House on Bellevue Gardens
The Glass Painter's Daughter
A Week in Paris
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Love conquers all

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. integrity, charm, humour

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Anything that threatens my family

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. a mayfly - they live for the present because that's all they have

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Get that dog off the sofa

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September 19, 2011

I'm very excited at the publication of my new novel, A GATHERING STORM. With its setting of World War Two, it was an intense experience to research and write, and it's not without some trepidation that I view the prospect of sharing this experience with my readers now. I very much hope that you enjoy the book. Maybe, like me, you grew up thrilled by stories your parents or grandparents told about living through that war, or maybe fighting in it. My mother, who was 9 when war broke out, loves to talk about turning their suburban Surrey garden into a smallholding, and how local houses were bombed. My father would describe how his school was evacuated from... see more

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