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Nora Anne Brown

Agent:  Juliet Pickering

Biography: Nora Anne Brown studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Durham University and Bath Spa. She won the 2011 Lightship First Chapter competition, which led to a publishing deal for her first novel, THE FLOWER PLANTATION, published by Alma Books in August 2013. She is currently concentrating on other writing projects but is due to commence her PhD at Lancaster University in 2017.

Nora lives near St Andrews in Scotland with her husband and their young son.

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THE FLOWER PLANTATION Literary fiction, 300 pages, Alma Books Ltd, 29th August 2013 Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his parents on a flower plantation where he talks to no one, not even the butterflies he collects, until one day Beni appears. Beni, the cook's granddaughter, is a child much like Arthur but one who lives in a world far different from his own. Their friendship will take them from innocent adventures, to sexual encounters and on towards dark revelations. When news comes that the President has been killed, Arthur is forced to leave his home, the country he knows and the people he loves. Arthur must say goodbye to Beni and leave her to a fate far worse than either could have imagined.

THE FLOWER PLANTATION

Literary fiction, 300 pages, Alma Books Ltd, 29th August 2013

Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his parents on a flower plantation where he talks to no one, not even the butterflies he collects, until one day Beni appears. Beni, the cook's granddaughter, is a child much like Arthur but one who lives in a world far different from his own. Their friendship will take them from innocent adventures, to sexual encounters and on towards dark revelations. When news comes that the President has been killed, Arthur is forced to leave his home, the country he knows and the people he loves. Arthur must say goodbye to Beni and leave her to a fate far worse than either could have imagined.