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Giving birth to twins in a Tangier hospital and believing neither has survived

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Chergui’s Child
by Jane Riddell
Genre: Women’s Psychological Fiction
Olivia has much to cope with. An embittered mother who puts her ambitions for her children before their own needs. A predatory professor who ends their affair when she becomes pregnant. Giving birth to twins in a Tangier hospital and believing neither has survived. Grief and loss overwhelm her and she abandons her studies. Then from her beloved aunt Dorothy, artistic, eccentric and mysteriously wealthy, she learns that one of the babies did survive and has been adopted. When her aunt dies she leaves Olivia a handsome legacy with the condition that it must be used to find and bring up the lost child. Olivia’s journey takes her from London to the south of France, with startling and painful revelations along the way.
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Jane Riddell is the author of novels: Daughters of the
Lake, Chergui’s Child and Things We Choose to
Hide.  She has also written a novella in the form of a
diary, penned by a Russian cat who comes to Edinburgh to learn about
creative writing: The Bakhtin Chronicles: Academia.  Inspired
by her own editing process, she has published a short guide
entitled Words’Worth: a fiction writer’s guide to serious
editing.Formerly Jane worked as a dietitian and health promoter for the
NHS in the UK.  But after three years living in the
beautiful Rhône Alps area of France, she decided to devote her
mental energy to writing.

Jane lives in Edinburgh and apart from an abiding love of
chocolate (her only vice), her passions include travelling and
photography.  She regularly looks after animals – mainly
cats – all over Europe, which inspires her writing and indulges her
photography.

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