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Carol Lovekin is the author of three novels published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press. She writes about mother/daughter relationships, family dynamics & her stories are rooted in the Welsh landscape. They touch on the Welsh Gothic & its most powerful motif: the ghost.
Her newest book, WILD SPINNING GIRLS is now available!
GHOSTBIRD (2016) her first book, was a Waterstones Wales and Welsh Independent Bookshops Book of the Month; a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2016 & in the same year was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize.
SNOW SISTERS (2017) her second book was chosen by the Welsh Books Council as their October Book of the Month (for independent shops.)

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Average rating: 4.12 · 177 ratings · 70 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ghostbird

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Snow Sisters

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Wild Spinning Girls

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The Gift of Weaving

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2008
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Staying afloat

Yet again, I write this largely for myself. Keeping this somewhat random record of my writing process does help keep me focused. And afloat.


A few weeks ago I went wild swimming in a beautiful lake with an island at its centre where swans breed & raise their young. It was both idyllic & therapeutic. I’ve missed swimming & it was a treat to be in the water. Good for my body & my psyche.


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