Nell Leyshon

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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

Nell Leyshon, whose play Bedlam won critical acclaim when it played here at the Globe in 2010, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Globe Theatre.

Commenting on her appointment, Leyshon said:

“I am thrilled to be appointed Trustee as I am passionate about the Globe, and believe in the value of writers’ voices on boards. I look forward to using my extensive experience and skills to support the...

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The Colour of Milk

3.82 avg rating — 2,928 ratings — published 2012 — 28 editions
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Memoirs of a Dipper

3.68 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Black Dirt

3.43 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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El show de Gary

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3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Glass Eels

3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Daphne du Maurier's Don't L...

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Comfort Me With Apples

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Children in Need Jess's Story

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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.”
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