Ellen Rugen

Biography

Very much enjoying a rural French retirement amongst cats,chickens and pumpkins. It's been a hectic life, with different relationships and work including academia, teaching, family therapy, single parenthood and spiritual experiences in India. I value silence, intelligence and authentic meetings. Although feminism is now inbred, I do little to change the world except write.

Books

Winterbourne. Zhabed Comes To Stay
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 51,080. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Zhabed arrives as a student and unintentionally creates ripples in several women's lives. He faces a strange world in which women appear to have more freedom than back home. Choices dangle tantalisingly in front of his neighbours. Do the women dare to branch out? Tea, and an occasional coffee, mixes with Buddhism, Islam, feminism, anorexia, students, children and sex.
Second Spring
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Hoping not to retire at 60, Ellen buys a house in France with views of the Pyrenees. Living on a shoestring, she describes the day to day dilemmas of life as a second homer, with an aged cat. A picture is painted where spin is not yet King and traditional values linger on in a community close to the earth beneath vibrant skies. An entertaining guide for anyone who shares a similar dream.

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