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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Intriguing NZ-related publishing news from Spymouse
1st July sees the publication by Allen & Unwin NZ of FREEING GRACE by the charmingly-named Charity Norman.
Inner-city curate David and his Nigerian-born wife, Leila, are overjoyed at the
prospect of adopting a baby daughter. There's just one problem - little Grace's birth family have changed their minds and won't let her go without a fight.
Everyone only wants what's best for Grace - but who can say exactly what that is?
Charity Norman was born in Uganda and brought up in a succession of draughty vicarages in Yorkshire and Birmingham. After several years' travel she became a barrister, specialising in crime and family law in the northeast of England. Also a mediator, she is passionate about the power of communication to slice through the knots. In 2002, realising that her three children had barely met her, she took a break from the law, and moved with her family to New Zealand.