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Gwen Kirkwood

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Although I was born on a Yorkshire farm and went to school there I have lived most of my adult life in Scotland, UK. I am a widow now but my husband was a dairy farmer. My son continues farming and my younger daughter has a farm ice cream parlour. They both live near to me so they keep me up to date with life and changing trends and I enjoy my grandchildren’s company.

I did not start writing until my elder daughter went to university. I entered a Woman’s Weekly competition and I was fortunate when Lynda O'Byrne, the fiction editor, wrote to tell me she had liked my entry and suggested I finish it and send it to publisher Robert Hale. It was too long for their Rainbow Romance format but I made the changes suggested and it was published under
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Gwen Kirkwood A sense of place is very important to me. Even after living here so many years I often think how lucky we are to live with so much beauty - hills,…moreA sense of place is very important to me. Even after living here so many years I often think how lucky we are to live with so much beauty - hills, green fields, lots of trees and flowers. I was not sure anyone would want to read about fictional farming but strong characters help to keep the interest of the reader.(less)
Gwen Kirkwood When I am writing a series I usually know which characters and events I want to use to follow in the next book. When I start a new series it is…moreWhen I am writing a series I usually know which characters and events I want to use to follow in the next book. When I start a new series it is getting more difficult because I have written 28 novels and I do not want to become repetitive.(less)
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The Wary Heart

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Heart of the Home

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Coming Home

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A Maxwell Maligned

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The Silver Link

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Written in the Wind

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Fairlyden (Fairlyden, #1)

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When the Heather Blooms

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Gwen Kirkwood I can thoroughly recommend One Sweet Moment by Maggie Craig. It is an exciting and gritty story taking us from the slums beneath the Edinburgh Bridges to the quality of the New Town, from hard work and poverty to the sweetest of sweet moments. It combines good fiction with scrupulous historical research


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Gwen Kirkwood I really enjoyed Trade Winds by Christina Courtenay, and her latest book Scarlet Kimono.
One of my favourite authors is Marcia Willett with her descriptions and stories set ariund Deveon


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