Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.

Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

January 24, 2014

JoJo Moyes - Me Before You

Recommended to me as 'better than chick lit' and yes it takes on a serious subject (no spoiler alert here). The characters though were classic of the genre, except the male was in a wheelchair. Of course the heroine was a quirky 23 yr old who couldn't hold down a job until she was taken on to cheer up this chap which makes me wonder would I want someone with no experience at all doing what she did? Well no not really. Yes JoJo Moyes ticked most of the boxes, but I skipped huge sections of them going here, going there and rushed to the end to get it over with. Good effort, but just not my cup of tea. Interesting she was a journalist on the Independent.

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