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Elin de Ruyter

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Historical & Women's Fiction Author


New Release

Mother of Light:
A Novel

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A deeply heartfelt story inspired by the authors own midwife ancestors, Mother of Light explores the cornerstones of the human experience - birth, death, love and belonging in the late 19th Century, a place and time far removed from our own, in the raw and untamed wilds of the far north of Iceland ...

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*Recently awarded the "Highly Recommended - 5 Star Award 2024" by The Historical Fiction Company

It's through our stories that

we come to know each other

and share our histories

-Fayanne Hayes

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About Elin de Ruyter

Elin de Ruyter is an Icelandic Australian writer of historical fiction currently based in Brisbane. She is the author of Mother of Light: A Novel.



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