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- Publisher: Matador
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 22mm | 358g
- Publication date: 19 December 2010
- Publication City/Country: Leicester
- ISBN 10: 1848765436
- ISBN 13: 9781848765436
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 380,841
From her home in Oxford, Lydia's travels take her to the Lake District, Cambridge, Essex and Sussex. Along the way she meets Stephen, who becomes the sounding-board for her theories. She also meets Dorothy, a descendant of the long lost family. As the original purpose of her quest is fulfilled, the potentially deadly secrets of the journal emerge. Lydia's worst suspicions appear to be confirmed when she uncovers the circumstances of the journal writer's death. But even then the truth remains elusive. The author has drawn on a wide range of experience and enthusiasms to create a compelling novel that will attract puzzle solvers and family historians alike. Combined with a strong sense of time and place, A Habit of Dying will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers.
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DJ Wiseman has lived and worked in Oxfordshire since 1973. For the last 20 years he has had a passionate interest in genealogy, discovering his family scattered around the globe. He has travelled as far as Vancouver to find his grandfather's 'other' family - and written about his experiences for a national magazine.
'This mix of superb research and writing credentials make the book a winner' Your Family Tree "An intriguing and enjoyable read... a well-crafted exposition of the process of discovering family history" -- Katie Paxton-Doggett Oxford Journal