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.

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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Leela Dutt
I'm an outsider - I grew up in Golders Green with an Indian father and a Danish mother, and have lived all my adult life in Wales. I've travelled a fair bit with my husband Robin Attfield, who goes to philosophy conferences and gives talks around the world, and I've turned these experiences into this novel. I've also written a novel about artificial intelligence, short stories and a novel involving Quakers and the peace movement.


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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