Marianne Holmes

Marianne Holmes


Marianne Holmes was born in Cyprus to RAF parents and bounced between the UK, Germany, Kuwait and Belgium until firmly basing herself in London – well, apart from those years in the Peak District.

A love of language led to degrees in Classics and Linguistics from the University of London but her desire to pay the mortgage steered her to a career in Marketing. After distracting herself in all sorts of ways over the years – sailing, flying, volunteering and running away to India – she is now definitely, absolutely concentrating on her writing. Well, that and making sure her children get fed, clothed and entertained. Obviously.

A Little Bird Told Me is Marianne’s first novel.


Marianne Holmes @MarianneHAuthor

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Welcome home, Molly! #PuppyLove

Lovely to get together with #Ealing authors @Nico1aRayner & @RJ_Heald in the sunshine #YouAndMe #IKnowYourSecret #AllYourLittleLies

If you'd like to catch up on what we said at #ChiswickBookFestOnline, you can catch up below⬇️

This year @W4BookFest have been raising money InterAct Stroke Support, The Felix Project & Doorstep Library. Donations can be made here

Reading #YouAndMe by @Nico1aRayner in the sunshine while 9 has their swimming lesson😍 #amreading

Look! Signed copies of Stone Cold Trouble by @ameranwar in the very very fab @PitshangerBook1. Loved Brothers in Blood so looking forward to this. #Ealing #Thriller

A tree angel #TinyJoys

Thank you so much @JoJakemanWrites🤗

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Thank you for including #AllYourLittleLies, @publishing_post 😍

"Perfect For: If you’re hoping to set your heart racing with a psychological thriller that blurs the lines between truth and deception."

Great read for 99p⬇️ #thriller #amreading

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We are thrilled to announce:

The Jhalak Children's & YA Prize for books.

We are honoured to have the legendary children's publisher and writer Verna Wilkins as well as the amazing @Kiran_MH and @candygourlay.

The Jhalak Prize and Jhalak CYA Prize are now open for submissions

Tonight at 7pm! Join me, @MarianneHAuthor & @elenikwriter chatting about writing with Lisa Evans at the online Chiswick Book Festival! @W4BookFest

Thanks to all our wonderful authors and those who joined #ChiswickBookFestivalOnline over the weekend - and those who’ve made donations. There’s more to come but if you’ve enjoyed a few events, please give to help us cover our costs and help our charities.

It's tomorrow!

We'll be on 7pm, Mon 14th Sept. Link here to watch

Thank you @W4BookFest for the opportunity to chat writing with these lovely people @elenikwriter @RJ_Heald and Lisa Evans🥰

#ChiswickBookFestOnline #Ealing

I treated to myself to a swim & this beauty was waiting for me when I got home😍.

I wonder how long I've got before the kids need my attention?

#IKnowYourSecret by @RJ_Heald

A wee reminder, as I may have mentioned, that #YouAndMe is very much on its way ⏰📚 Pre-order link below...#thriller #suspense

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