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Carol Rivers

Mother-of-three Carol Rivers, whose family comes from the Isle of Dogs, East London, now lives in Dorset. Visit www.carolrivers.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @carol_rivers
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Carol Rivers
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. One day at a time.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lady Barbara Skelton - better known as the fabulous 17th century socialite, the Wicked Lady!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Ducks" - essential to every Rivers novel.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Tracks of My Tears, Unchained Melody, Some Say Love, Changes, Morningtown Ride

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Nuts of all types.

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December 03, 2014

I'm sure everyone is very busy at this time of year gearing up for Christmas. So this is just a quickie to let you know that Simon and Schuster are offering a free signed copy of my latest book TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS showcased on their Simon Claus Advent Calendar. To visit the page just hit on Simon and Schuster's FB icon, then click on the yellow number 2 Christmas tree decoration to answer an easy question. Each day of December you'll find an exciting new offer from one of Simon & Schuster's fabulous authors. So if you'd like to have a go, you may win the very stocking filler you are searching for!

November 04, 2014

My husband and I sit on a quiet Sunday afternoon, collecting the images for a YouTube video available to watch on my website www.carolrivers.com

As we work, the trees in the garden sway softly in a mild November breeze. Somewhere church bells are ringing, so faintly we hardly notice them. Crisp, dry leaves scuttle along the garden path and swirl by the garage doors. Life is perfectly normal and yet as we study the faces of the Fallen, young boys and men, who a hundred years ago were losing their lives in the hell of war, the moments stop still. Fathers, husbands, sons; these men all had hope of a future before 1914. But the Great War machine... see more

October 02, 2014

October 23rdis almost here, the day when my 2014 novel, TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS is publishedin paperback form. The book’s beautiful cover shows my central character, FloraShine, dressed in her Great War nurse’s uniform. Together with her two close friendsdepicted in the background, this clever artwork hints at the story inside. I'mso grateful to Simon & Schuster, my publisher, for taking such care to makethe tale come alive for the reader from the moment the book reaches theshelves. But no sooner than TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS is done and dusted, myattention turns to next year’s story, where the characters impatiently wait inthe wings,... see more

September 08, 2014

The parcel arrived from Simon & Schuster this morning; a freshly bound hardback copy of this year’s novel, TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS. I turn the clean, crisp pages into 1914 and find myself once again among the leafy plane trees of London’s Hyde Park. I join my East End orphans Flora Shine, Will Boniface and Hilda Jones, just as the country goes to war. The trio make a pact to always be there for each other, come what may. But none of these young people can guess at what lies ahead for them. Or how cruel this war will be. And how severely their vow will be tested. As I read on, I remember the journey I took in their company. It was by no... see more

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