We’ve made it to another Friday and it’s time to celebrate!
We have three top sapphic books with the most clicks this week, 5 Random Things about author Marianne Ratcliffe, freebies, and an adorable dog to get your weekend off to a wonderful start!
TB was thrilled to see Marianne mention Sarah Waters. And, it happened to be TB’s favorite book by Waters. The one that kept her up for an entire night because TB reached the end of part one at midnight, but it was such a whopper of a cliffhanger, TB immediately made a fresh pot of tea to power through. Two years later, she had the pleasure of meeting Waters at an author talk and TB can confirm that Sarah Waters is one of the nicest people. Read Marianne’s 5 Randon Things to discover which Sarah Waters book kept TB up all night. This is TB’s second favorite Sarah Water’s book.
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5 Random Things is our way of helping readers to get to know top sapphic book authors all the while having a bit of fun.
Here are five random facts about Marianne Ratcliffe.
- In my younger days I was a keen footballer and played for Chelsea Ladies FC, alongside a very young Casey Stoney (who later went on to captain the Lionesses). It is fair to say she was much more talented than I was!
- In the late 1990s, I spent three years in Boston, MA, where I became a Red Sox fan. I must have been a jinx, because they only started winning once I returned to England. Same with the Patriots, come to think of it…
- My wife told me she loved me by handwritten letter. This was post-Boston. She’d flown out three times to tell me but bailed out each time. I was oblivious (apparently a consistent character trait of mine).
- Thanks to my wife’s dog-boarding business, I write surrounded by furry companions. They love to “help” by resting their heads on my keyboard at inopportune moments.
- My favourite sapphic historical novel is Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters.
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This is a photo of Bailey after we’d been caught in a shower of rain when we went for a walk. The adorable Bailey belongs to author Ruby Scott.
That’s all for today.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!
Miranda & TB
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