Judith Barrow

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Judith Barrow,originally from Saddleworth, a group of villages on the edge of the Pennines,has lived in Pembrokeshire, Wales, for forty years.
She has an MA in Creative Writing with the University of Wales Trinity St David's College, Carmarthen. BA (Hons) in Literature with the Open University, a Diploma in Drama from Swansea University and She has had short stories, plays, reviews and articles, published throughout the British Isles and has won several poetry competitions..
She is a Creative Writing tutor for Pembrokeshire County Council and holds private one to one workshops on all genres.

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My Interview with Michelle Whutham

Good evening my lovelies. I hope you’re all well and finding plenty to amuse you and any children you may have during lockdown! Today I’m delighted to welcome the lovely Judith Barrow on to my blog with a wonderful interview. She’s is talking to us about writing as an escape, connecting with others through her love of walking, the hilarious tale of Mr & Mrs Wilson (don’t miss it!) and her most rec Read more of this blog post »
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I thoroughly enjoyed The Memories We Bury and I like H.A. Leuschel's writing style. This is a riveting psychological read, with thoroughly rounded characters and an absorbing plot, sensitively woven throughout with themes of personal insecurity, tru ...more
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“What was it our Mam used to say? If wishes were horses-' 'beggars would ride.”
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