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Ruth Druart


Thank you for visiting my author's page. As you are here, you are probably an avid reader, as I am. I grew up on the Isle of Wight, where I spent many happy days on the beach swimming and reading - still my favourite pastimes. I love the power of story, and believe that sharing stories from different perspectives and different backgrounds can help us understand the world better. Having studied psychology at Leicester University, I have always been interested in the workings of the mind, and especially in what motivates people. I find people fascinating and love creating my own characters, each one flawed and touching in their own way. In my early twenties I moved to Paris, where I enjoyed a career in teaching. I recently completed a Masters in International Education, focusing on Third Culture Kids and their sense of belonging; a theme which runs through my first novel. It was living in Paris that inspired me to write, as I discovered its rich and troubled past. I co-run a writing group here in Paris, and my debut novel, While Paris Slept, set during the occupation of Paris, was released on March 4th, 2021. My second novel, The Last Hours in Paris, is out in July 2022.