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Loretta Proctor was born in Cairo, Egypt to an English father and Greek mother. She won prizes in the 1970’s for essays and plays, then wrote specialised articles. She studied Freudian, then Jungian, psychology from an earlya ge and did a good deal of counselling work. Now retired with her husband to Malvern, Worcestershire, she delights in story telling, writes poetry and is pleased to be a distant relation of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning.

Loretta Proctor won prizes for stories and plays in the 1970s, but put writing aside for many years. Now back to writing novels, her first book, The Long Shadow, was published in 2005. Her own interest in painting and a lifelong fascination with Pre-Raphaelite artworks led to her writing The Crimson Bed.

Loretta compares her books to those by Sarah Waters, Ruth Rendell and Tracy Chevalier.

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  • Dying Phoenix by Loretta Proctor Dying Phoenix

    Loretta Proctor
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    The story takes place during the years 1966/67 when I returned to Greece for the first time since I was a small child.  Though I was aware of the coup having taken place just before the second visit in May...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 03/02/2014

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  • Middle Watch by Loretta Proctor Middle Watch

    Loretta Proctor
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    The book was conceived one morning when I was having coffee with a friend. She mentioned that when her stepfather retired from the Navy, he took a job as a lighthousekeeper and the family went with them. Her own life...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/04/2012

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  • The Crimson Bed by Loretta Proctor The Crimson Bed

    Loretta Proctor
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    Family secrets have played a large part in Loretta’s life and are woven into her stories. The Crimson Bed is a story of sexual secrets and feelings people hide out of shame, afraid of tarnishing the carefully constructed respectable image...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 31/03/2010

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Other Books by Loretta Proctor

  • Ripples on a Stream

    Ripples on a Stream

    Loretta Proctor

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    Life's journey has never been a straight line for me but a spiral, sometimes upwards, sometimes down. These poems and drawings began when I was fourteen and express the emotions and feelings encountered on the journey so far. As an...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 28/02/2017

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  • The Long Shadow

    The Long Shadow

    Loretta Proctor

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    The Long Shadow is compelling historical novel which tells the human story of the Eastern campaign in Salonika and will appeal to readers of The Island and The Thread.
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/08/2013

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  • Middle Watch

    Middle Watch

    Loretta Proctor

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    Middle Watch is a time when a man alone on a lighthouse in those wee small hours feels he's the only person in the world. A man awake and alone in the darkness of the night has time to think,...
    Format: eBook  -  Released: 01/04/2012

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