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Novelist/poet/academic. Novels: THE FIRE SERMON; THE MAP OF BONES; THE FOREVER SHIP. THE COOKBOOK OF COMMON PRAYER coming June 2021. Represented by @mushenska.

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@RandomTTours @iheartbooks1991 @AllenAndUnwinUK Thank you so much, @iheartbooks1991, for your thoughtful and lovely… https://t.co/GRuDTYGwkITelegraph: How dare they have LGBT stuff at National Trust properties! Every NT house guide: The last owner was Lo… https://t.co/kUVp5Ah3wN
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6/16
2021
@BookishJottings @AllenAndUnwinUK @RandomTTours Julie, thank you so much for such a terrific review - I’m so delighted that you enjoyed it!
6/15
2021
@RandomTTours @AllenAndUnwinUK @annecater @AmandaDuncan12 Thank you so much, @amandaduncan12, for this fabulous rev… https://t.co/Pz9KDPjjC6
6/13
2021
Well done, all who resisted - and I hope those who didn’t, and maybe thought it not worthwhile to try, will take no… https://t.co/stjH14AWlI
Retweeted by Francesca HaigOrganising works! Unions work! Resistance works! Solidarity to those depts still at threat. For now, joy for my bel… https://t.co/HR7CblMvjv @vicwilkswrites @AllenAndUnwinUK @RandomTTours Thank you so much, Victoria, for such a lovely review - I'm delighte… https://t.co/A6BD1PMfH3
6/11
2021
@beinghannahmay @AllenAndUnwinUK @RandomTTours 🐝 🐝 ❤️ @beinghannahmay @AllenAndUnwinUK @RandomTTours Wow - thank you so much for this wonderful review, Hannah! I’m so gl… https://t.co/VrCuVNbXbD @JoannaLouisePar @AllenAndUnwinUK @RandomTTours Joanna, this review made me extremely happy - I’m so, so glad that… https://t.co/JFHPvBUG0CFriends, we have new hope for Priya and her family. Media are reporting that Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is con… https://t.co/fJuKmtnL8W
Retweeted by Francesca HaigAnd my lovely pal @Den_Patrick finishes his Ashen Torment trilogy with NIGHTFALL. Robin Hobb loves his writing, so… https://t.co/PqESB7RnEeFantasy fans: two of the nicest men in publishing have new novels out today! First up is gentle giant @itsdavewragghttps://t.co/z5LLgpxDzU
6/10
2021
@itsdavewragg @BookBarUK https://t.co/TWqclrapRv @itsdavewragg @BookBarUK Wow, they really wrap it up like it’s a birthday treat! Hope you enjoy, Dave! x
6/9
2021
You can read an interview about her play on the topic here: https://t.co/3ECtLtzgXcWhat's particularly perfect is that as well as being an acclaimed actor, Sancia has also written a play & a memoir… https://t.co/h2ruwXcq3yThe audiobook of The Cookbook of Common Prayer is BEAUTIFULLY read by Australian actress Sancia Robinson. She's don… https://t.co/SibY0nFTzeLiving the dream! https://t.co/oHncqIvJl4 @SteveAryan happy publication day, Steve! x @jennifertighe_ It’s heavenly- you will love it! @shazgoodwin @RandomTTours @AllenAndUnwinUK Many thanks - so glad that Laura enjoyed it!
6/8
2021
4 Clogs That'll Have Everyone Thinking, 'Here Comes a Little Horse': https://t.co/PXspiQrehy https://t.co/XSZD4XKpWK
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6/7
2021
@Sian_Hughes99 To be fair they're more fancy than most of my wardrobe too! @sjroth21 @AllenAndUnwin @RandomTTours Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! Am so glad that you liked the… https://t.co/wJRjO43bXB
6/6
2021
@mork54 There sure is! Beautifully read by Sancia Robinson. @sennydreadful It looks so luscious! x @Littlemissbook6 @RandomTTours Wow - I’m SO happy that you loved it! Thank you for such a lovely review.
6/5
2021
@TheLiteraryShed @AllenAndUnwin @RandomTTours Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review- I’m so glad that Tedd… https://t.co/wVDzdZatCe @LeanneLeveaux Thank you! x @keychild Glad you noticed! x @ToniWindsor @SirBenfro Absolutely. @softwifed Can confirm that the Zebra-Print-PJs-Life is sweet indeed. @SirBenfro Must admit that they’re a lot nicer than my usual pjs...No point having your book launch on Zoom if you can’t wear your pyjamas. https://t.co/PJS6WRAO7sBREAKING: The High Court has found that the decision to house asylum seekers at Napier Barracks was unlawful and th… https://t.co/aCh9bMUlLa
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @EJHopsonVB Oh wow - THANK YOU! Xx @MrsRIWhittaker @AllenAndUnwinUK Gosh, what a wonderful thing to say! Thank you so much - am absolutely thrilled that you loved it!
6/4
2021
@jonathanworking I haven’t seen the movie - but after 2 cocktails I can confidently say: EXTREMELY influenced by it. @katie_khan @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Thank you Katie! x @Dougieclaire @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Thank you Claire! xDelighted to report that I managed to include both 'liminal' and 'circle-jerk' in my Q&A at tonight's book launch. @SteveAryan It's heavenly just to be back in bookshops again, let alone spot my book in them! @keychild @mushenska I was afraid nobody would ask any Qs and Juliet would have to pretend and make them up, so tha… https://t.co/fKwvKSB9Ss @keychild @mushenska It was fun, wasn't it! I really feared a Zoom event would be a bummer, but I had a blast - v g… https://t.co/Orkr9mxNIH @EJHopsonVB Thank you for being such a kind advocate for this book - so, so thrilled that it found a place in your heart! x @specialfry @BookBarUK thank you Ben! @SteveAryan Thanks Steve! x @Anna_Mazz @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Anna, it's pyjamas - what's the point of doing yo… https://t.co/erFTKRTrojLook at my baby out in the wild! https://t.co/5zSgfvqtp8 @MelissaFegan @soyoumighthear @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh See you soon, beloved punkin'! xSigning books/buying books/chatting about books/eating cake at @BookBarUK (the platonic ideal of a bookshop) was a… https://t.co/AfuRdqayN2 @_BillyG @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Yaaaaaaayyyy! Thank you! Xx @samuel_mcqueen @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Thanks Sam x @keychild @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty @grr_aargh Thank you! Hope you enjoy it! xx @grr_aargh @mushenska @AllenAndUnwinUK @theotherkirsty Thanks Aimee - and for everything that you've done! xIt’s publication day for The Cookbook of Common Prayer, the novel I’m most proud of. Such a joy to see this book fi… https://t.co/j7gCqMVoCv @bookbloghannah @annecater Thank you Hannah- so glad you liked it! @rachaelsreads_ Thank you (again!) x
6/3
2021
It's not officially out until tomorrow, but the first copies are starting to find their way to readers! https://t.co/TNT3Z2wdl7 @Matineegirl @PrimaMag Thank you thank you thank you - such a joy to hear! x @realnixwilliams The etiquette is that it is fine! (disclaimer: I do not know the etiquette. But it's fine by me! xx) @Matineegirl @PrimaMag Thank you Nina - delighted to be included!
6/2
2021
It's nearly publication day for #CookbookofCommonPrayer by @FrancescaHaig. Head to https://t.co/hDda4mtTKk to preo… https://t.co/GQaok6QK1B
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5/31
2021
My cartoon for yesterday’s @guardianreview #writing #feuds https://t.co/I1epy2Gz5N
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @gillparr1 @AppletonAcademy @readingagency @AtlanticBooks Thank you so much - thrilled that you liked it!
5/30
2021
V grateful to all the bloggers & reviewers involved in the blog tour for The Cookbook of Common Prayer - thanks, al… https://t.co/2NUSBDjb3I
5/28
2021
@badDayHappenin I'll have to check it out!(Maybe this is just a convoluted way of saying: This novel is not as depressing as it might sound! Sad stuff happen… https://t.co/lsIVHUPmQnThe Cookbook of Common Prayer forced me to think about writers' responsibility when writing about grief. If a book… https://t.co/KNptstbPQi @samuel_mcqueen Thoughts & prayers... @CasparSalmon This is a bugbear of mine! Local bloke w. tiny dog always carrying a teddy bear in its mouth, used to… https://t.co/aDXWuppFzqHas anyone checked on @samuel_mcqueen ? https://t.co/Ks2bbcLQEt
5/27
2021
@softwifed You're v kind! xProof of the signed copies @GoldsboroBooks today! Get yours here: https://t.co/v7UzvOIIl7 10 special copies have a… https://t.co/yor1MZE6u4A pleasure to go to @GoldsboroBooks today to sign copies of The Cookbook of Common Prayer for them - signed, first… https://t.co/VnPVQiUaVtPlus the Kindle edition is still only the weirdly low £3.79. (But, obvs buy from your local indie bookshop if you c… https://t.co/s2MX1EW3qFA sensible precaution. https://t.co/V8YV9WJxFa
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5/26
2021
Sylvie was the hardest character to write in The Cookbook of Common Prayer, & the most important. Listen to me bang… https://t.co/FczszW6x1w
5/25
2021
Most American sentence ever penned: https://t.co/Lhg2vJxsMn
Retweeted by Francesca HaigCome to help us celebrate! https://t.co/cYkP3fjg1m
5/24
2021
@Bibliotreasures @stacey_halls @carolewyer @AlexMichaelides @LibbyPageWrites @KtAllenWriting @LouiseWriterhttps://t.co/0DBpkjVzsf
5/23
2021
FINAL DAY!!! Total is now 🔥£35,106 🔥you guys are incredible. Thank you for bidding so generously. All money goes to… https://t.co/gBYfh29efU
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @itsdavewragg The dream. @itsdavewragg Crying is excellent cardiovascular exercise.And thanks to the gorgeous @BookBarUK for being the bookselling partner for the online launch -I'll be popping roun… https://t.co/eMoIKZIVh2Come along on 3rd June to join me in launching my new novel. I know we're all tired of Zoom, but I promise it'll be… https://t.co/cW2IdAqLZ4 @JoanneOwen @LoveReadinguk I have a v soft spot for both of them too! Papabee is the novel's only character based o… https://t.co/rMDLh4UJzc(I know I'm tweeting a lot more book promo stuff than usual lately. Not gonna insert the usual apologies, this tim… https://t.co/tptxBR3BjIThis review of The Cookbook of Common Prayer in @LoveReadinguk is, frankly, the stuff of authors' dreams. Honoured… https://t.co/aW7cpahSDB @sennydreadful @mushenska Yup (& at almost everything else, tbh!)Thank you so much to @Matineegirl for this lovely review of The Cookbook of Common Prayer in @PrimaMag. "One to sav… https://t.co/31j6IdPY9d @mushenska @sennydreadful I was gonna say her too! The best character redemption arc ever!(obvs it's even better & lovelier to buy from your local indie bookshop: recommendations and links here if you're i… https://t.co/Ll024NUIciThe Kindle edition of The Cookbook of Common Prayer is only £3.79 (pre-order); a STEAL for a book which LoveReading… https://t.co/SljVPWL8Mh
5/21
2021
@samuel_mcqueen Hope this weirdly-horny Australian gif helps: https://t.co/Fj8YVx0YvDDon't get me wrong: I adore Tasmania. But I also remember when my sister & I decided to set up a water-theme-park,… https://t.co/not4ZtMvJ5*smashes fist through steering wheel so hard that horn breaks and I have to make honking noises with my mouth until… https://t.co/AYS6n8yd4e
Retweeted by Francesca HaigBonus fact: the painting just in view on the wall behind me is a Tasmanian seascape by the late, great, Paul Boam.Talking about location (my beloved Tasmania! ) in The #CookbookOfCommonPrayer. As I say here: Tassie is the kind of… https://t.co/YupIIzNvxR
5/20
2021

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