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Ajay Close

Ajay Close

Born in Sheffield, Ajay Close worked as a newspaper journalist, winning several awards, before becoming a full-time author and playwright. Her first novel, Official and Doubtful, was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her fourth, A Petrol Scented Spring, was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her play, The Keekin Gless, was staged at Perth Theatre. The Sma Room Séance toured east Scotland and was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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5 Stunning Historical Novels for Book Clubs

There's something for everyone in this list, whether historical fiction is usually your go-to genre or not. All five books are perfect for book clubs, with plenty to discuss. 1)...

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What We Did in the Dark: Book group reading guide