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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.

Average rating: 4.33 · 284 ratings · 62 reviews · 1 distinct work
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir

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The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
"An engrossing story but a hard one to read at times. Nicely written though and you feel like you really know Biddy and her struggles. Hard to have an antagonist get away with so much. The ending was tidy enough to not be very realistic but I was g..." Read more of this review »
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
"I just loved this really sad story with brilliant characters and well written"
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
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I was totally drawn in to this story. A young girl with a difficult start in life and then the bullying. The description of the bullying is so accurate and compelling as indeed is impact upon this vulnerable young girl. This part of the novel..." Read more of this review »
The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen
"This book broke my heart. I loved it."
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The Suicide Watcher by Gayle Eileen Curtis
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All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker
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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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An Unsuitable Marriage by Colette Dartford
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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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The Longest Winter by Kevin   Sullivan
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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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Glass Houses by Jackie Buxton
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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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