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Francesca de Bono

Francesca was brought up in rural Oxfordshire. She gained a PhD in women’s literature from Queen Mary, London and practised as a teacher of English for over 25 years. Now semi-retired, Francesca delivers occasional lectures and talks in schools on women’s fiction and currently works in her local independent bookshop, a job she loves. This is her first novel. She lives in Hertfordshire with her partner.

Francesca de Bono
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A Different Kind of Silence

Death will not part them, nor will it silence them. It is 1880 and women are meant to be seen and not heard. When a damaged daughter is born of a vicious marital assault, Pauline Kite and her child are condemned to a life of sequestration and silence in rural Oxfordshire until Elinor Budden, a young...

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