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Keir Alexander was once an actor and stage manager before working in film as a writer and director. He is now an English teacher living in Sussex where he plays cricket as often as he can. This is his first novel.
This emotionally charged story had us hooked. - BellaA lively and highly atmospheric story. - Image MagazineA remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing. With harrowing memories of the savagery of Nazi Germany, tantalising glimpses into the 1930s film industry and the wonderfully enigmatic ruby slippers (which introduce a dusting of glittery optimism); the novel focuses on the very human traits of hope and love. This is a book to cherish, to become friends with; the encounter leaves you thoroughly satisfied and yet still wondering, can the hope of something actually be more magical than the reality of it? - Love ReadingOne fabulous, iconic item is the link that binds together a story that is terribly clever, a little whimsical, but utterly human at its centre. At times very funny, and sometimes very very sad, Keir Alexander is a gifted author. - Random Things Through My LetterboxThe Ruby Slippers is the type of book I absolutely love . . . Very enjoyable and extremely well-written. Sad and poignant at times, the story also offers hope and a promise of a better life. - Brook Cottage BooksHow can a smelly old bag lady change your life? That is exactly what the characters in this social drama thought about their unkempt acquaintance, Rosa . . . Keir Alexander s debut novel has shown mastery over plot and character building. Creating many multi-dimensional characters in a compelling and convoluted story is no mean feat. - The Book DrifterA really enjoyable read from a consummate writer. - CultureflyAn accomplished debut . . . The need to find out just a little bit more kept me turning the pages with real enjoyment. - Jaffa Reads Too