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I’m a member of the Academi of Wales. I returned to Wales in 2000 after periods in England and abroad including Canada and Australia. My work has has been published over many years in magazines such as The Anglo Welsh Review; The New Welsh Review; Paris Atlantic; Envoi and prize-winners’ anthologies. My first poetry collection: Close Distances was published by Cinnamon Press in April 2007 with the support of the Welsh Books Council. My first novel: The Legacy of Alice Waters was published in 2009 by YWO/Legend Press (supported by The Arts Council) in January 2009. This year (2010), my poem: Taking Delivery was awarded third prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition.
on Oct. 12, 2010 :
Brilliant story!! Very well written. I love the way this novel starts with a letter that will come about again later on in the book after we've been introduced to all the characters. The storyline is so good that i often felt i was a fly on the wall to a true story. Each character feels very real & you soon become attatched to them, a sign of not just a great story teller but one who knows how to write in such a way that your emotions follow suit.
I couldnt put this down & found myself getting out of bed & walking around to keep awake so that i could read just one more page! Its not the first book i've read on smashwords but its first i've felt compelled to review.
Brilliantly written & a great story. Am going to look for more from this author. Cant believe this is a free ebook!
Highly Recommended. 5 stars
(reviewed within a month of purchase)