Leela Dutt


I'm an outsider - raised in Golders Green by an Indian father and a Danish mother, after Oxford I've lived all my life in Cardiff, Wales. I've written novels about the peace movement in the 1980s (Rubik's Cube), artificial intelligence and the twentieth century history of an Indian family and a German Jewish family (Mathison) as well as short stories about Quakers (Kingfisher Blue). My latest novel Only a Signal Shown draws on my wide experience of travelling the world.

STOP PRESS: new collection of short stories just published by Bridge House - FRESH BEGINNINGS
Book launch Thursday March 24th by zoom 7pm GMT. Ask Leela for a link to register for this free event.

Smashwords Interview

Have you always written stories?
Yes I have, because I'm fascinated by people as well as strange places, and the funny things that happen, and I have to turn most things into a story.
Why did you write "Only a Signal Shown"?
I've done a lot of travelling over the years and some friends of mine told me that the letters I wrote to them from far away were much funnier and more entertaining than my fiction, so I took that as a challenge and decided to write a novel that used the places I'd been to, and make a story out of it.
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Where to find Leela Dutt online


New novel just out
A Distant Voice in the Darkness by Leela Dutt available on Amazon for £3.99 Kindle and £8.99 paperback. A long-distance love story set in Wales, Nigeria, India, Italy, Iceland, the USA, Australia and South Africa.


Only a Signal Shown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,280. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Romance » General
a long-distance love story set all over the world, this book appeals to travellers, romantics and those who love a story they can't put down.

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