Thorne Moore
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Thorne MooreI grew up in Luton, where my father was a Labour councillor and my mother once got the sack for calling her boss a male chauvenist pig, so I grew up with strong views about the way the world works. My headmaster advised me to study law, but that implied a career in law, and the only career I wanted was as a writer. So I studied history instead, at Aberystwyth, and nine years later, after a spell working in a library, I returned to Wales, to beautiful and inspiring Pembrokeshire, to run a restaurant with my sister, Liz.

I did finally get my law degree, through the Open University, but these days, I write, as I always intended, and when I'm not writing, I make miniature furniture, through my craft business, Pear Tree Miniatures, and occasionally I teach family history.

History, personal and social, rather than political treaties and battles, remains a major interest, spurred along by my present home, a Victorian farmhouse that turns out to stand on the site of a Mediaeval manor (definitely some old masonry and timbers around, and the occasional horseshoe. History is more than one damned thing after another. It's one damned thing leading to another. When I write about crime, as a traumatic turn of events that shakes people's lives, I am primarily concerned with its causes and far-reaching consequences of actions, even through generations, rather than the thrill of the actions themselves, or the intricacies of forensic detection.

A new interview with me is on Judith Barrow's blog.
A Time For Silence Motherlove The Unravelling CWA

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