Melissa Addey


I grew up on an organic farm in Italy and was home educated. Along the way I’ve worked for Sainsbury’s head office looking after the organic range of products as well as developing new products and packaging; for Roehampton University developing student entrepreneurs; done a Masters focused on creativity and worked as a business consultant on a government scheme for over six years offering mentoring, advice, training and grants to small businesses, mostly in the food sector.

I now live in London with my husband, young son and baby daughter, looking after the kids and writing. I write historical fiction, non fiction and magazine articles.

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The Consorts
Price: Free! Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
China, 1700s. The Consorts is a novella, a prequel to The Fragrant Concubine. Set a few years earlier, it tells the story of Lady Qing, who has spent the past seven years languishing inside the high red walls of the Forbidden City. Classed as an Honoured Lady, a lowly-ranked concubine, Qing is neglected by the Emperor, passed over for more ambitious women. But when a new concubine, Lady

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asia    beijing    china    concubine    emperor    empress    forbidden city    geisha    the fragrant concubine