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Manda Scott

Manda Scott

Manda Scott

Manda Scott is a novelist, columnist, blogger, leftwing activist and screenwriter.  Formerly a veterinary surgeon, her first novel was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and her fourth nominated for an Edgar Award.  She began writing contemporary crime novels, shifted to historical fiction with the Boudica: Dreaming tetralogy and the ROME series of ancient world spy thrillers. These days she writes complex, interwoven dual time line thrillers exploring, amongst other things, the truth behind the mythology of Jeanne d’Arc and the origins of the CIA.   In 2017, she took a break and became a student again on the Economics for Transition post-graduate degree at Schumacher. Her dissertation explores the neurophysiology of narrative and her aim now is to find ways to shift and shape the world’s narrative to one that will make us who we need to be.