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Rachel Cotterill
Works at rachelcotterill.com
Lives in Gloucestershire, UK
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A seriously retro recipe that I clipped in 1997. #recipeclippings
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There's a competition on Goodreads if you want the chance to win a paperback copy of Watersmeet. Perfect for fans of epic fantasy and romance.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/121251-watersmeet
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It's been a couple of years since I set myself any serious goals. Honestly, I gave myself so much to do (and think about) in that three-year period that I needed a bit of time off from formal goal-setting. The break has certainly been worthwhile, but I also know that I'm more productive when ...
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Looking for something to read over the holidays? We have a bunch of recommendations on Strange Charm, with more scheduled for the new year http://strangecharmbooks.co.uk/reviews/
Alphabetical by Author * asterisk indicates 'in brief' reviews Jennifer Ellision -- Threats of Sky and Sea * Kate Forsyth -- Bitter Greens Ryan Graudin -- The Walled City M. Terry Green -- Shaman, ...
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My third fantasy novel is now available to preorder -- buy now and it will mysteriously appear on your Kindle on Christmas day. That's actual magic right there.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Watersmeet-Twelve-Baronies-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00R0CS3RS/

WATERSMEET (Twelve Baronies #1)

When a stranger tells her she's a mage, Ailith is intrigued but she's also afraid. Magic is heresy, and heresy means death under the Temple Law. Even literacy is suspect in a girl of her background, and her sister's impending wedding only serves as a reminder that she should be focusing on her future. Then a local priest asks her to rescue his son, and she starts to wonder if her talents could be a blessing, after all. 

The Lord Baron of Watersmeet, Leofwin isn't accustomed to welcoming uninvited visitors. A commoner turning up at his gates should be no more than a minor footnote to his day, but something about Ailith catches his attention. Alchemy can be lonely work and an apprentice might be just what he needs. 

As their lessons grow into shared experiments, Leofwin wonders if he might even trust her with his greatest challenge. But Ailith can't forget why she came to the castle.
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I have a new book out! On the scale of exciting new news, this pretty much tops the list for me :-) http://blog.rachelcotterill.com/2014/12/new-book-announcement-watersmeet-twelve.html
I have a new book out! Watersmeet is the first of a new epic fantasy series set in the Twelve Baronies. I'm trying something a bit new with this series, in that I'm aiming to make each book a truly self-contained story, so the overall effect should be more series than serial: you can read ...
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I have a new book out! Watersmeet is the first of a new epic fantasy series set in the Twelve Baronies. I'm trying something a bit new with this series, in that I'm aiming to make each book a truly self-contained story, so the overall effect should be more series than serial: you can read ...
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A Chinese-inspired alternative to a traditional (ish!) Christmas lunch, suitable for vegetarians & vegans alike
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Malahide Castle - one of the highlights of my trip to Dublin this summer
In the summer, I was lucky enough to go to a conference in Dublin. I love Ireland, and it was great to have chance to spend a week there while the weather was lovely (although sadly I spent most of the time in a lecture hall with Powerpoint flashing by). The conferences in my field tend to be ...
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    Writer, 2008 - present
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Writer, travel addict, vegetarian foodie. Blogging at http://rachelcotterill.com
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I live in a beautiful Cotswold cottage with my husband. I'm always exploring, whether at home or abroad. Despite occasional, feeble attempts to enumerate my interests, I'm actually interested in everything.  I write a food and travel blog, and book reviews. I'm studying for a PhD in computational linguistics, I do freelance travel and food writing, and I've published three fantasy/adventure novels and the first in a series of recipe books.
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Gloucestershire, UK
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London, UK - Oxford, UK - Lancashire, UK - Luton, UK