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Sabine Durrant Books In Order

Publication Order of Connie Pickles Books

Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ooh La La, Connie Pickles (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bon Voyage, Connie Pickles (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Having It and Eating It (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Indoors (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Your Skin (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember Me This Way (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lie With Me (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take Me In (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

With a past in the media working for various high-profile publications, the British author Sabine Durrant has become renowned throughout the years. Building a career for herself as a full-time writer, she has produced a number of extremely well received books and series. Understanding the art-form and craft, she has a clear and articulate voice that many have come to appreciate worldwide in recent times.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in Britain, the author Sabine Durrant has always had an affinity with the written word and the English language. Constantly reading and writing, she would harbor a strong passion for both reading and writing from an early age. Taking in ideas from the world around her, she would always be on the lookout for new material and inspiration for her work.

Going on to attend university, she would take her skills forwards as a writer and hone and refine them throughout the years to follow. Creating a style that was all of her own, she would build upon her voice, making it idiosyncratic and highly unique in the process. This would then allow her to establish herself as a prolific figure on the literary scene in the years that were to follow.

Working at the Guardian newspaper for some time prior to her becoming a full-time writer, she established herself within the field beforehand. Making a name for herself, she would build upon her profile as someone with a strong and unique voice as an author. With a number of columns and articles, she was a welcome figure among her many peers and contemporaries, allowing her to build upon this in the years to come.

Still writing for both The Guardian and herself, she continues to write full-time putting out work at a regular pace. Living in South London in Britain, she currently resides with her husband and their three children, maintaining a professional and personal life. With a lot more to come yet she doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon either, as her writing career carries on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

Bringing out her first stand-alone title in 2002, the author Sabine Durrant arrived on the literary scene with the title ‘Having It and Eating It’. With warmth, humor and wit, it tells of very funny and very real characters all trying to get by, in a manner which is true to the author herself. Allowing the narrative to come alive, it draws the reader into its world, giving it a sense of vibrancy and color in the process.

Most of her output has largely been stand-alone titles, mainly consisting of the thriller and suspense variety. One series that she is well known for though, is her Connie Pickles set of books, of which there are two in total so far. Aimed more at children and young adults, they’re filled with in-depth characters that relate to its intended audience on a basic and real level.

Garnering a lot of critical acclaim for her work, Durrant is not without her fair share of applause as well. Receiving positive attention for her work from both her many peers and contemporaries alike, she is not without critical as well as commercial success in equal measure. This has allowed her to gain a footing on an international as well as a national platform globally with her work.

Previously working at ‘The Guardian’ she already has a past working in literature, as she worked some time there as the Deputy Features Editor. She would also work at ‘The Sunday Times’ as well, where she was employed as the ‘Deputy Literary Editor’ for some time too. This would allow her to establish her name as a writer, giving people a sense of what she was like and a brand before she turned to become a full-time novelist.

With a lot more to come yet, she continues to maintain a regular presence within the world of publishing. Putting out work at a regular and consistent pace, she manages to develop and build upon her style and her craft. This is something that’s expected to continue for a number of years to follow, as her writing career grows from strength-to-strength.

Under Your Skin

Brought out through the ‘Atria/Emily Bestler Books’ publishing label, this was initially released on the 4th of February in 2013. Working as a stand-alone title, it manages to show a development of Durrant’s style, giving them a clear understanding of where she’s come from as an author. It also gives her now loyal readers more of what they’ve now come to expect from her as an author, in terms of style and substance.

Discovering a body whilst heading home, the once perfect life of Gaby Mortimer is irrevocably changed forever. Finding it in the woods, she is then haunted by visions of the killer along with the face of the young woman she found. Terrified that the killer could still be out there, the police then have a lead on a potential suspect, and one that she could never have expected. Why did they kill? Will they strike again? Who is under the skin?

Bon Voyage, Connie Pickles

Originally published in 2007 on the 7th of June, this was first brought out through the ‘HarperCollins’ publishing label. Released to an already eager group of loyal fans, it marks the second title in the ongoing ‘Connie Pickles’ set of books. Set-up to be her diaries, the character of Connie Pickles feels extremely real to her readers, being a well drawn and well realized portraiture of a teenager.

At the age of fifteen Connie Pickles is on her way to France for a school exchange program, something which she relates here in her diary. With a whole variety of grand plans to do whilst she’s there, including getting over a crush on her friend William and reuniting her thought to be lost French grandparents with her mother, none of it exactly goes according to plan. Working as the sequel to the previous book ‘Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles’ it sees her attempt to bring everything together as best she can. Will she be able to? Can she make the most of her journey? What happens when everyone says ‘bon voyage, Connie Pickles’?

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