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Gaynor Arnold

Gaynor Arnold

Gaynor Arnold was born and brought up in Cardiff. She read English at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, where she acted in many plays, including at the Edinburgh Festival and in the USA.

Arnold’s first novel, Girl in a Blue Dress, based on the marriage of Charles Dickens, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009.


She currently lives in Birmingham and works for the city's Adoption and Fostering Service.