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C. D. Major

C. D. Major’s first real writing success came in 2005 when she was Runner Up in the annual Daily Mail Writing Competition for the best opening paragraph to a novel. She has won or been placed in some prestigious short story competitions since then including the annual competitions for: Women and Home, Wells Festival of Literature, Grace Dieu and has also had a short story published in the Sentinel Champion.

After studying History at Bristol University Cesca went on to work in television as a runner, researcher and presenter. She taught History for seven years before becoming a Housemistress at a Secondary boarding School in Berkshire.

She writes regular reviews and features for the popular women’s fiction website www.novelicious.com and films ‘Beat the Block’ - bi-weekly vlogs to help writers. She also vlogs weekly for Writers & Artists. She lives in Bradfield with her husband and their brood of ex-battery chickens.

The Silent Hours is her first novel.

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The Other Girl

Set in New Zealand in 1942, twenty-year-old Edith Garrett has been an in-patient at Seacliff Lunatic Asylum since the age of five. Invasive treatments have failed to cure her of schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder. After a terrible fire kills 37 patients, an investigation takes place. But newly-qualified psychiatric doctor Declan Harris becomes intrigued by Edith, one of only two survivors. Could the impossible things she said as a young girl be true?

As intrigue turns to obsession, Edith faces a new and permanent treatment. And Declan faces losing his mind as he sets out to save her.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Thomas & Mercer

The Last Night

In a quiet village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture. A family secret, long held, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work. When an antique bureau arrives, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As she investigates the origins of the piece, Irina unearths the secrets it holds within...

Decades earlier, there was another young woman who kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. Over the course of one summer, she fell in love. But Abigail could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives...

Will Irina unlock the mystery of what happened to Abigail? And will solving the mystery allow her to let go of her own heartbreak?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus

The Silent Hours

1952, France

A woman sits with no past and no future. She is being watched over by the nuns at Saint Cecilia in South West France. Mute ever since she turned up at their door in the weeks following the defeat of Germany. Her name is Adeline and she has a secret.


Sebastian, a young Jewish businessman living in Limoges has fallen in love with a local girl. But as the mood in the country darkens it seems their future is threatened.

Nine-year-old Tristin and his family are leaving Paris for the safety of the French countryside. They settle in a quiet village in the unoccupied zone where life appears unaffected by war.

Adeline and her family run the small shop on the high street. As the war progresses their stories become inextricably intertwined. And when an event rocks their peaceful village nothing will ever be the same…

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus
Italy Tre60
Portugal Topseller 20/20 Editora
Spain Circulo de Lectores

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