How Family History Wrote My Novel

Janet Dean Knight

Yorkshire & Humber
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Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: 50 per hour plus expenses
7th February 2019
Author | Novels | Family History | Wartime Secrets

Every family has its secrets. Janet Dean Knight describes how she uncovered hers and found the truth about the stories her mother had told her as a child. She used this material to write her novel The Peacemaker. The book is based in Yorkshire locations, particularly the South Yorkshire Coalfields and the North York Moors.

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About Janet Dean Knight

Janet Dean Knight explores contemporary themes through historical fiction. Her novel, The Peacemaker is a moving story of a young woman’s struggle to make peace with her father on the eve of the Second World War.

Born and raised in a coalmining village, Janet draws on her experience and family history to tell compelling stories about the past that resonate with current issues, particularly in the lives of women and working class communities. Janet writes strong characters and engaging plots about the past which help her readers to think more deeply about what matters now. Her writing is challenging yet respectful, passionate and accessible.

Based in York, UK Janet is part of a vibrant literary network. She is a regular participant in the York Literature Festival and gives talks about her work to reading and writing groups.

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