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Jenny Lloyd

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If you visit Wales, I’m that crazy Welsh woman seen wandering about the Welsh mountains in all weathers with a notebook in hand. The landscape here is little changed from the era in which I like to write and it features in my writing. I began my writing journey with a national prize winning poem, aged 10. It took me a long time to fulfill a lifelong dream and write my first novel, Leap the Wild Water; mainly because I allowed some bizarre life experiences to throw me off course.
The inspirations for my writing come from the real life struggles of rural people, especially women, in the 19th century, and events in my own family’s history. The themes I write about include the pressures which drive people to act against their consciences; what
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Average rating: 4.74 · 54 ratings · 41 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Leap the Wild Water
4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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I have never been afraid of ghosts, not even as a child growing up in a reputedly haunted house. In fact, I was thrilled and fascinated by the stories of an older sister who told of her too-close encounters with our resident ghost. The living have often scared me, but not the dead. My lack of fear is just as well, given what happened to me when I went in search of a house where my ancestors onc...

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Fraud by Peter Davey
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recommended for: Everyone who appreciates literature
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I bought this book because it is a finalist in the eFestivalofwords, best novel category, so I thought ‘it can’t be bad, then’. What a surprise I got! It was absolutely brilliant. It is responsible for my having fallen behind with everything else I h ...more
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Daffodils (The Katherine Wheel #1)
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recommended for: Will equally appeal to lovers of historical fiction and romance.
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This is the last book I shall review this year and I found it compelling.

Katy dreams of a different sort of life, away from the quiet, Wiltshire backwater she has grown up in. Her dreams make her reluctant to accept Jem's proposal of marriage, as ma
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Sausage Hall (DI Yates, #3)
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This is the third book I've read by this author and I'm happy to say it is written to the same high standard as the other two, Almost Love and In The Family.

There is a break in at Laurieston House (formerly named the Sausage Hall of the title), whil
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I wanted to see the film but never watch a film of a book without reading the book first. I'm glad I bought the book, it's a corker.

In the first part of the book, the narrative is told from two points of view; Nick, husband of Amy, who has gone missi
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The Calling of the Raven by Jenny Lloyd
"Sequels can be a mistake but there's plenty of meat on the bones of this one, and the story picks up from book one, Leap the Wild Water, with a seamless continuity. There is a serious message throughout this series, that of the oppression of women..." Read more of this review »
Leap the Wild Water by Jenny Lloyd
"Set in Nineteenth Century Wales, Leap The Wild Water is a vivid portrayal not only of the struggles of women in those times, but of my home landscape too.
I often come across derelict homesteads, farmhouses and animal enclosures of overgrown tumble..." Read more of this review »
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Jenny Lloyd Carole wrote: "very interesting profile, Jenny.
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Carole Gill very interesting profile, Jenny.
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