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Lesley Allen

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Born
Belfast, The United Kingdom
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Lesley Allen lives in Bangor, County Down, with her teenage daughter. She is a freelance copywriter and the press officer and assistant programme developer for Open House Festival. Following the completion of her degree in Drama and English, Lesley spent several years working in PR and marketing before embarking on a freelance career. Whilst crafting words for other people has been her bread and butter for the past two decades, her heart lies with writing fiction.

Lesley was named as one of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s 2016 Artist Career Enhancement recipients for literature. She is using the award to complete her second novel.

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Lesley Allen Hi Paula. So sorry, I've just picked up this question! Thank you so much, I'm truly grateful and chuffed to bits that you enjoyed Biddy so much. I am …moreHi Paula. So sorry, I've just picked up this question! Thank you so much, I'm truly grateful and chuffed to bits that you enjoyed Biddy so much. I am writing another book at the moment - albeit slowly. But watch this space ;-) (less)
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Lesley Allen Hi Tim. Thanks so much for your lovely review - and for this question! You're right - I did want the reader to know there was some light at the end of…moreHi Tim. Thanks so much for your lovely review - and for this question! You're right - I did want the reader to know there was some light at the end of the tunnel for Biddy. Her torment is so relentless that there had to be the promise of hope. Also, as the book starts with adult Biddy making her life-changing phone call, the reader knows from the outset that she survives the horror of her childhood. I really appreciate you not just reading the book in the first place, but taking the time to post a comment and ask a question. Thank you! (less)
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The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir

4.30 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
"Wow, amazing book. You instantly fall in love with the amazing biddy weir. She is so innocent and so desperate to be loved without knowing it the story is heartbreakingly familiar you just want her to find happiness. She may be weird but she reminds " Read more of this review »
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A really heartwarming read about a girl who overcomes grief, tragedy, and soul destroying bullying.. every page beautifully written. X"
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I have to admit I was a tad nervous as I opened Chris Whitaker’s second novel, All The Wicked Girls, because his debut, Tall Oaks, was my hands-down favourite book of 2016, and I didn’t want number two to disappoint. Well, I needn’t have worried as i ...more
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I absolutely loved Colette Dartford’s debut, Learning To Speak American, and her follow-up, An Unsuitable Marriage is every bit as brilliant. Dartford has an uncanny ability to get under the skin of her characters, exposing their flaws and weaknesses ...more
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I spent so much of this book with a lump in my chest, a twist of anxiety in my stomach, or a tear or two running down my face. The ferocity and unpredictability of the siege of Sarajevo was so vividly portrayed that I almost felt myself duck at times ...more
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“Biddy Weir: I can be normal, she thought, as she moved her body to the music with increasing ease. I can. I can do normal things like drink Coke, and buy jeans, and wear a bra & dance. I can have fun. This is fun, and I like it. Maybe I'm not a complete weirdo after all.”
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