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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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The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir

4.29 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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"This book about bullying and its effects is quite harrowing but the redemption side is interesting and reassuring "
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"A brilliant first novel. Really brings to life the horror and destruction that being bullied causes to the victim. It can literally ruin a life. "
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"This is a really sad book, but a good read about bullying. It makes me sad to think that children are subject to this every single day! If reading this book helps you to make a difference in the life of someone who is being bullied, then everyone..." Read more of this review »
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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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The basic premise of this book is so topical – woman causes multi-car pile-up resulting in the death of three people because she sent a text while driving. But this isn’t a teenager fresh from her driving test, flirting with her boyfriend, or a young ...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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