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Jill Dawson - Author
Jill Dawson is the author of TRICK OF THE LIGHT, MAGPIE, FRED AND EDIE, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Orange Prize, and WILD BOY, all published by Sceptre to critical acclaim. WATCH ME DISAPPEAR, her latest novel, will be published by Sceptre in March 2006. She is also an award-winning poet and has edited several anthologies including The Virago Book of Wicked Verse, and, with Margo Daly, Wild Ways. She was the British Council Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts, in 1997 and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow in Writing at the University of East Anglia. Born in Durham, she now lives with her family in the Fens.
The Great Lover is a novel about a poet, Rupert Brooke, that
pushes past the cliches of tea on the lawn at Grantchester and takes an
utterly fresh look at the poet. The writing is very clear and precise
and makes for a fascinating read. And what's more, I was inspired to
go and read Brooke's poetry too.