Thorne Moore
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Thorne MooreI grew up in Luton, where my father was a Labour councillor and my mother once got the sack for calling her boss a male chauvenist pig, so I grew up with strong views about the way the world works. My headmaster advised me to study law, but that implied a career in law, and the only career I wanted was as a writer. So I studied history instead, at Aberystwyth, and nine years later, after a spell working in a library, I returned to Wales, to beautiful and inspiring Pembrokeshire, to run a restaurant with my sister, Liz.

I did finally get my law degree, through the Open University, but these days, I write, as I always intended, and when I'm not writing, I make miniature furniture, through my craft business, Pear Tree Miniatures, and occasionally I teach family history.

History, personal and social, rather than political treaties and battles, remains a major interest, spurred along by my present home, a Victorian farmhouse that turns out to stand on the site of a Mediaeval manor (definitely some old masonry and timbers around, and the occasional horseshoe. History is more than one damned thing after another. It's one damned thing leading to another. When I write about crime, as a traumatic turn of events that shakes people's lives, I am primarily concerned with its causes and far-reaching consequences of actions, even through generations, rather than the thrill of the actions themselves, or the intricacies of forensic detection.

Meet me (and many other authors) at the TENBY BOOK FAIR
24th September, St Mary's Church House, Tenby.
A Time For Silence Motherlove The Unravelling CWA

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