Gracie Hart – Saga author talks about writing almost perfect drafts

Gracie Hart is a saga novelist, her stories focus on a family’s troubles through history. She loves writing of the late-Victorian era, and immerses herself in the place and time that she’s looking at.

Her new novel, out in paperback, is ‘The Baker’s Girl’. It tells the story of Meg who needs to keep her family together. Her mum is ill, her sister in school, and she is the breadwinner… and indeed, the breadmaker. She finds a job with Ted Lund in the local bakery, and in the face of his mismanagement and mistreatment, has to turn the failing business, and her family around.

We talk about what writing saga fiction means to her, also what her fans expect from a Gracie Hart story. You can hear how the idea came from her own family’s business and an idea off the telly, and why her first drafts need to be near on perfect.

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