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Length: 380 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499232047
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042P5GO4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rachel Dax is the author of After The Night - a sweeping lesbian love story set in a British prison in 1960, and The Legend Of Pope Joan (Trilogy) - a gender-bending medieval drama about the woman who became Pope! Part 1. Frankia and Part 2. Athens are out NOW. Part 3. Rome will be out in autumn 2014.

Rachel Dax is a Writer and Filmmaker. After studying for a BA in Philosophy & Theology, Rachel worked as a Religious Studies teacher in London before moving to Cardiff and pursuing a career in Drama. She obtained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Drama (Theatre & Media) at Atrium in Cardiff, where she directed numerous plays and wrote, produced and directed her first two short films Crush and Heart. She then went on to complete an MA in Film at the International Film School of Wales, where she made three shorts: Helterskelter, The Gatekeeper and Caravan Sight. Her most recent project Planet Love has had over half a million hits.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kieran York on November 27, 2012
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Rachel Dax's After the Night is a classic read. It is set in England, in the 1960s. Ms. Dax has a unique way with handling the historical. She places the reader along side of the action within that space of time.

Beyond that - the drama and characterization is perfectly on point. Dax has an ability to capture the excitment of each moment. I was intrigued from the first page until the last. And then the story stayed with me, and invited me back. Each character was fully developed, and at all times in character.

There was too much brilliant plot, passion, and suspense to put the book down. This is an entertaining read, but it has a deeper meaning, and relevance. To miss reading After the Night is to miss knowing a part of our legacy that remains today. I can't wait for her next book to appear. You can bet I'll be in line to add it to my library.

I highly recommend it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Huggins on November 4, 2011
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I could not put the book down. The characters are well developed as is the story. Loved it from the beginning to the end. Well written novel with drama, suspense love and passion. I was drawn into the characters and related to their issues. Although, it is written from the 1960's era, the issues the characters face are relevant to problems faced by women in society today. I was left wanting more after the story ended. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves stories about women and lesbians.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Telstar on May 16, 2011
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Set in Berkshire, England in the 1960's
Chief Officer Jean MacFarlane works at Deepdown Women's Prison. She is loved by the prisoners and most of the staff for her fairness and compassion. But Jean is hiding heartbreak. She has loved and lost her one true love. Leah Webster has just joined the staff as a nurse in the prison hospital. Jean MacFarlane is the person that has to show her around. Within days, of Leah beginning her new job, all hell breaks loose. Jean and Leah find themselves involved in the near death by beating of a young prisoner, Amy Hodgkins, the murder of a much loved elderly prisoner and the homophobic beatings of other prisoners. To top everything, Leah begins to find herself falling in love with Jean. How can this be? Leah is straight and engaged to be married. In a panic Leah does something that will have an outcome on the rest of her life. But before the consequences of her actions become apparent, Leah finds herself more in love with Jean than with anyone else she has ever known. She doesn't even know if Jean is a lesbian or even if she feels the same. Will Leah allow societies prejudices to stop her from finding out?
A thoroughly enjoyable fast paced read that kept me up most of the night. I simply could not stop turning the pages. The author covered some sensitive topics with sympathy and understanding. I loved the characters too. I had never heard of Rachel Dax until a friend recommended her book. I hope to read more from her soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Henson on July 21, 2013
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A little slow to get my attention at first. Wasn't sure I would relate to a love story set in the fifties. The more I read the more I became obsessed with the plot. I found the description of the pure love between Jean and Leah so romantic. Even though gay and lesbians continue to struggle in today's society it's good to have a reminder of how much worse it was less than a decade ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By silverwalnut on January 2, 2013
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I bought this book in January of 2012, just got around to reading it now Jan 2013. I do not know why I waited so long. It is a wonderful novel and when I finished it I immediately went to see if Ms Dax had written any thing else. I could not find anything but I will be keeping my eyes peeled for anything else by her. Well written wonderful story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LVLMLeah on July 14, 2013
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What an excellent read this was! I couldn't put this book down. This book was another pleasant surprise for me. Reading the blurb I wasn't too sure about a story set in a prison because I couldn't imagine it as a romantic setting. But I started reading it and got immediately immersed into these characters' lives, including the secondary characters. The author managed to use the context of prison life for both prisoners and employees in a far more interesting way than I could have imagined.

Firstly, I have a penchant for the cool on the outside, passionate on the inside character. Right away Jean, a guard at the prison, is rather cool and distant to Leah, a new nurse in the prison whom she's taking around to meet everyone on Leah's first day at work. That immediately got me going because it already made me curious about her as a character. Leah also notices this and is put off, setting up the initial emotional tension between the women since they have to work together.

Quickly though, Leah sees that both employees and prisoners have a lot of love and respect for Jean. Curious about the contradictions in her personality at times, Leah starts looking at Jean in a different light.

During the course of interacting and Leah watching how Jean acts with the prisoners, Leah finds herself uncomfortably and shockingly falling in love with her. Shocking because she's engaged to be married and well, lesbians are perverted and disgusting, and it can't be possible!

What I loved most about this story is how the author captured the realness of what the characters are feeling. How the characters react to what they're feeling is vividly nuanced and expressed.
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