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Daphne Wright

Posted: Sun August 7th, 2011, 7:22 pm
by Misfit
Anyone heard of her? One of my GR friends mentioned her and I think she's a UK author but haven't found much more than what's hereat Fiction DB. I ordered The Longest Winter (Russia) from Thriftbooks and The Distant Kingdom (India) from Paperbackswap.

Posted: Sun August 7th, 2011, 7:52 pm
by SGM
[quote=""Misfit""]Anyone heard of her? One of my GR friends mentioned her and I think she's a UK author but haven't found much more than what's hereat Fiction DB. I ordered The Longest Winter (Russia) from Thriftbooks and The Distant Kingdom (India) from Paperbackswap.[/quote]

Fantastic Fiction says she is also Natasha Cooper which is familar but I am not sure that this is the writer you mention.

Here's the link

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/natasha-cooper/

Posted: Sun August 7th, 2011, 8:17 pm
by Misfit
[quote=""SGM""]Fantastic Fiction says she is also Natasha Cooper which is familar but I am not sure that this is the writer you mention.

Here's the link

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/natasha-cooper/[/quote]

I did see that and Natasha Cooper looks to write spy novel/mysteries of some sort.

I'm sure Annis will have something...

Posted: Mon August 8th, 2011, 5:18 pm
by SGM
[quote=""Misfit""]I did see that and Natasha Cooper looks to write spy novel/mysteries of some sort.

I'm sure Annis will have something...[/quote]

Here's a link to an interview but I am not sure it sheds any more light on the issue.

http://www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/cooper.html

The blurb for the Longest Winter sounds vaguely familiar from a long time ago but I might be getting it confused with another book. It often happens and I have recently acquired an old Constance Fecher novel which I read when I was abouit 12 and was convinced had two very particular scenes in it. But when I got the book the only thing I had remembered correctly was the hero's name.

I can't help wondering which book had the two bits I remember.

Posted: Mon August 8th, 2011, 6:19 pm
by Misfit
Thanks, but you are right it doesn't sheld much light on the books we're interested in - but I've only time to skim it right now. I did get a shipping confirmation on the Russia book so that's one down.

Posted: Mon August 8th, 2011, 7:12 pm
by annis
She's actually written under other names as well, and crime/mystery is her favoured genre- she never wrote all that many historical novels. Maybe she hit the HF slump of the early '90s and decided to diversify. I do remember reading Longest Winter and Distant Land back in the day - 1980s? Probably the closest comparison would be with Emma Drummond.

Here's a short notation from the Gale Writer's Directory.

Daphne Wright
The Writers Directory, June 10, 2011

Born: May 19, 1951 in United Kingdom, London
Nationality: British
Occupation: Novelist

NOVELS: The Distant Kingdom, 1987; The Longest Winter, 1989; The Parrot Cage, 1990; Never Such Innocence, 1991; Dreams of Another Day, 1992; The Tightrope Walkers, 1993. AS KATE HATFIELD: Drowning in Honey, 1995; Angels Alone, 1996; Marsh Light, 1997. AS NATASHA COOPER: WILLOW KING MYSTERY SERIES: A Common Death, 1990 as Festering Lilies, 1990; Poison Flowers, 1991; Bloody Roses, 1992; Bitter Herbs, 1993; Rotten Apples, 1995; The Drowning Pool, 1996; Sour Grapes, 1997. AS NATASHA COOPER: TRISH MAGUIRE MYSTERY SERIES: Creeping Ivy, 1998; Fault Lines, 1999; Prey to All, 2000; Out of the Dark, 2002; A Place of Safety, 2003; Keep Me Alive, 2004; Gagged and Bound, 2005; Evil Is Done, 2007 as A Greater Evil, 2007; A Poisoned Mind, 2008. NOVEL AS NATASHA COOPER: No More Victims, 2008. AS N.J. COOPER: KAREN TAYLOR SERIES: No Escape, 2009; Life Blood, 2010. NOVEL AS N.J. COOPER: Suspicion, 2011. AS CLARE LAYTON: Clutch of Phantoms, 2000; Those Whom the Gods Love, 2001. Contributor to periodicals.
Chatto & Windus (publisher), secretary and editorial assistant, 1976-77; Hutchinson (publisher), editor, 1977-83; Quartet (publisher), editorial director, 1983-84; Bellew Publishing, staff member, 1984-86.

Addresses: Office: c/o Jane Gregory, Gregory & Co., 3 Barb Mews, Hammersmith, London, GL, England W6 7PA.

Source Citation:
"Daphne Wright." The Writers Directory. Detroit: St. James Press, 2011. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 8 Aug. 2011.

Posted: Thu March 15th, 2012, 10:52 am
by jandas
[quote=""annis""]She's actually written under other names as well, and crime/mystery is her favoured genre- she never wrote all that many historical novels. Maybe she hit the HF slump of the early '90s and decided to diversify. I do remember reading Longest Winter and Distant Land back in the day - 1980s? Probably the closest comparison would be with Emma Drummond.

Here's a short notation from the Gale Writer's Directory.

Daphne Wright
The Writers Directory, June 10, 2011

Born: May 19, 1951 in United Kingdom, London
Nationality: British
Occupation: Novelist

NOVELS: The Distant Kingdom, 1987; The Longest Winter, 1989; The Parrot Cage, 1990; Never Such Innocence, 1991; Dreams of Another Day, 1992; The Tightrope Walkers, 1993. AS KATE HATFIELD: Drowning in Honey, 1995; Angels Alone, 1996; Marsh Light, 1997. AS NATASHA COOPER: WILLOW KING MYSTERY SERIES: A Common Death, 1990 as Festering Lilies, 1990; Poison Flowers, 1991; Bloody Roses, 1992; Bitter Herbs, 1993; Rotten Apples, 1995; The Drowning Pool, 1996; Sour Grapes, 1997. AS NATASHA COOPER: TRISH MAGUIRE MYSTERY SERIES: Creeping Ivy, 1998; Fault Lines, 1999; Prey to All, 2000; Out of the Dark, 2002; A Place of Safety, 2003; Keep Me Alive, 2004; Gagged and Bound, 2005; Evil Is Done, 2007 as A Greater Evil, 2007; A Poisoned Mind, 2008. NOVEL AS NATASHA COOPER: No More Victims, 2008. AS N.J. COOPER: KAREN TAYLOR SERIES: No Escape, 2009; Life Blood, 2010. NOVEL AS N.J. COOPER: Suspicion, 2011. AS CLARE LAYTON: Clutch of Phantoms, 2000; Those Whom the Gods Love, 2001. Contributor to periodicals.
Chatto & Windus (publisher), secretary and editorial assistant, 1976-77; Hutchinson (publisher), editor, 1977-83; Quartet (publisher), editorial director, 1983-84; Bellew Publishing, staff member, 1984-86.

Addresses: Office: c/o Jane Gregory, Gregory & Co., 3 Barb Mews, Hammersmith, London, GL, England W6 7PA.

Source Citation:
"Daphne Wright." The Writers Directory. Detroit: St. James Press, 2011. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 8 Aug. 2011.[/quote]

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