Nell Leyshon

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Nell Leyshon is a British playwright and novelist born in Glastonbury, Somerset. At the age of eleven, she moved to a small farming village on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Her first attempts at novels were with a baby on her lap. She burned a lot of the early writing, and finally started on Black Dirt, which was her first published novel.

While struggling to write prose, she got a commission from BBC Radio 4 to write a radio drama, "Milk", which won the Richard Imison Award for best first radio play. Her second play, The Farm, was runner up for the Meyer Whitworth Award.

Her novel, Black Dirt was published in 2005 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize and runner up for the Commonwealth Prize.

Her third novel, The Colour of Milk, was pub
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Drama on Radio 3

I am trying to remember the young woman that I was before I had children. I am trying to see who I am now… I am a writer and I have a splinter of ice in my heart and in my eye.’


Nell Leyshon performs her own true story of how her reinvention of herself after children is halted by illness. It is a story of the body, medicine, statistics and the NHS; a story of motherhood and being a woman; a story o

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The Colour of Milk

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Devotion

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Bedlam

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The Voice

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“nice day, i said. and i put one of the raspberries in my mouth. is it? i looked up at the sky. the sun is there, i said, only it’s hid by a cloud. you ever see the bad in life? he asked. i’ll have time to think about that, i said, when i’m dead.”
Nell Leyshon, The Colour of Milk

“a veces tener memoria es una buena cosa, porque ahí está la historia de tu vida y sin ella no habría nada, pero otras veces tu memoria guarda cosas que preferirías no volver a saber nunca y, por mucho que intentes quitártelas de la cabeza, siempre vuelven.”
Nell Leyshon, The Colour of Milk

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