Julia Gregson

Julia Gregson

Julia Gregson has worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent in the UK, Australia, and the US. Her newest novel, Monsoon Summer, is published by Touchstone. Her three previous novels are Jasmine Nights, Band of Angels, and East of the Sun which is sold in twenty-six countries and was a major bestseller in the UK and won the Romantic Novel of the Year Prize and the Le Prince Maurice Prize there. Her short stories have been published in collections and magazines and read on the radio. She lives in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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A Deliciously Spiteful Aristocratic Family For Fans of ‘Downton Abbey’

When I first discovered Molly Keane a few years ago, it felt like meeting a hilarious, deliciously spiteful, and observant new friend for the first time. Her humor is so sly, her characterizations merciless. In her naughtiness, she reminded me of a kind of adult Roald Dahl, but she is also a poet at heart. Elegant and allusive, few writers I know can evoke the agonies of snobbery, or of a broken heart, or the atmosphere, smell, and character of a room as she can, or the beauty of the Irish countryside at dawn.

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