Leo Walmsley


LEO WALMSLEY was born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, in 1892, and was brought up in Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast — the 'Bramblewick' of several of his novels. After serving with distinction in the Royal Flying Corps in the Great War, where he was awarded the Military Cross, he determined to become a writer, beginning with boys' adventure stories.

He lived for a while in London before returning to Robin Hood's Bay in the late 1920s, then settled in Fowey, Cornwall and wrote Three Fevers (1932), the first of his 'Bramblewick' novels, followed by Phantom Lobster, Foreigners, and Sally Lunn.

In addition to over twenty books, he wrote 200 or so short stories and articles prior to his death in 1966.

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Three Fevers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Leo Walmsley's first book about the lives of coastal fisher families, set in the 1920s in Robin Hood's Bay.
Love in the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,840. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Walmsley's semi-autobiographical story of his "Robinson Crusoe" life at the side of a Cornish creek in the 1930s' depression.
Sally Lunn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,300. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Novel about romance and adventure set in Robin Hood's bay and Whitby. The third book in Walmsley's ever-popular Bramblewick trilogy.
Paradise Creek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,020. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
It is the late 1940s: Leo Walmsley stands next to a hut on the side of a Cornish creek. It is now derelict. Haunted by past memories, so desperate is he to get his family back that against all the odds he attempts to recreate the home beside the cove in the hope they will be reunited. But are those days lost forever? Can paradise be found by rebuilding the past?

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