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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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All stories highlight to what extent abusive manipulation can distort lives

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Manipulated
Lives
by
H.A. Leuschel
Genre:
Psychological Fiction
 
‘Realistic,
heart-breaking and utterly gripping!’ 

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‘A
brilliant and important book … I could barely put it down’

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‘You
NEED to read this. Your family needs to read this, your friends need
to read this, your children … NEED to read this’
 
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Five
fictional, compelling true-to-life stories about how people can be
manipulated by others.

 

Manipulators are everywhere. At first
these devious and calculating people can be hard to spot, because
that is their way. They are often masters of disguise: witty,
disarming, even charming in public – tricks to snare their prey –
but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and
angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to
satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy
for their victim.
In this collection of short novellas, you
meet people like you and me, intent on living happy lives, yet each
of them, in one way or another, is caught up and damaged by a
manipulative individual.
First you meet Tess, whose past is
haunted by a wrong decision, then young, successful and well balanced
Sophie, who is drawn into the life of a little boy and his troubled
father. Next, there is teenage Holly, who is intent on making a
better life for herself, followed by a manipulator himself, trying to
make sense of his irreversible incarceration. Lastly, there is Lisa,
who has to face a parent’s biggest regret. All stories highlight to
what extent abusive manipulation can distort lives and threaten our
very feeling of self-worth.

 

 

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Helene
Andrea Leuschel gained a BA in Journalism & Communication, which
led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and
Edinburgh. She later acquired a Master in Philosophy, specializing in
the study of the mind. 

 

 

Helene
has a particular interest in emotional, psychological and social
well-being and this led her to write her first novel, Manipulated
Lives, a fictional collection of five novellas, each highlighting the
dangers of interacting with narcissists.

 

 

She
lives with her husband and two children in Portugal.

 

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