The prequel to the Pattern of Shadows series, A Hundred Tiny Threads explores the lives of Winifred Duffy and Bill Howarth up to the beginning of their lives together. Winifred lives with her mother, the very unpleasant Ethel, and her much nicer and long suffering father, and works in the family’s grocery shop. Winifred is … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday ~ A Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow #HistoricalFiction
Author: Judith Barrow Published: March 2020 by Honno Press Category: Family Saga, Dual Timeline, Fiction, Book Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Today has been a long time coming. Irene sits at her mother's side waiting for the right moment, for the point at which she will know she is doing the right thing by Rose. Rose was Irene's … Continue reading The Memory by Judith Barrow ~ Irene’s Story #FamilySaga #Fiction @judithbarrow77 #FridayReads @honno
Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason. This week I’m revisiting the first in a fabulous historical fiction trilogy by Judith Barrow, although there … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday ~ Pattern of Shadows by Judith Barrow #HistoricalFiction @judithbarrow77
I can't believe it's that time again! And yet again, the choice wasn't easy. It's been a good reading/listening year with lots of fabulous books, and so, after much deliberation and in no particular order, here are my top reads/listens for this year. Clicking on the book cover takes you to Amazon UK. Other links … Continue reading Top Reads 2017 #Books #Reading #TuesdayBookBlog
Author: Judith Barrow Published: August 2017 by Honno Press Category: Historical Fiction, Book Review, Books It’s 1911 and Winifred Duffy is a determined young woman eager for new experiences, for a life beyond the grocer’s shop counter ruled over by her domineering mother. The scars of Bill Howarth’s troubled childhood linger. The only light in … Continue reading A Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow #HistFic @barrow_judith #FridayReads #BookReview
Author: Judith Barrow Kindle Edition published June 2017 Category: Short Stories, Historical, Fiction, Book Review, Books, Reading Ashford, home of the Howarth family, is a gritty northern mill town, a community of no-nonsense Lancashire folk, who speak their minds and are quick to judge. But how many of them are hiding secrets that wouldn't stand … Continue reading Secrets: In the Shadows Lurks the Truth by Judith Barrow #ShortStories @barrow_judith #histfic
It’s all on twelve months since I first wrote about my favourite opening lines, so I reckon I've read enough books to warrant another selection. So in no particular order, here they are. Clicking on the book title will take you to my review if you’d like more info. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey … Continue reading More Favourite Opening Lines 2016 #Books #amreading #SundayBlogShare
A tough choice, I’ve read lots a great books this year and, in no particular order (as they say) here are my top 20 reads. They are all rated either 4.5 or 5 stars. Clicking on the cover links to Amazon UK. Raven's Choice ~ The Replacement Chronicles #1 ~ Prehistoric fiction, based on fact … Continue reading 2015 ~ My 20 Top Reads ~ #reading #books
Author: Judith Barrow Published: July 2015 by Honno Welsh Women’s Press Category: Historical Fiction It's 1969 and Mary Schormann is living quietly in Wales with her ex-POW husband, Peter, and her teenage twins, Richard and Victoria. Her niece, Linda Booth, is a nurse - following in Mary's footsteps - and works in the maternity ward … Continue reading Living In The Shadows
Author: Judith Barrow Published: May 2013 by Honno Press Category: Historical Fiction In May 1950, Britain is struggling with the hardships of rationing and the aftermath of the Second World War. Peter Schormann, a German ex-prisoner of war, has left his home country to be with Mary Howarth, matron of a small hospital in Wales. … Continue reading Changing Patterns
There are many books in my review list and I’m looking forward to these forthcoming reads. '50 YEARS OF MEMORIES ARE HIDDEN IN THE WALLS OF THE LOFT… Annie only needs to find one… the one that will save Oliver’s life. On the day of their wedding, Annie saw nothing but happiness ahead, but when … Continue reading Upcoming Reads ~ On My Bookshelf/Kindle
Thank you, Christoph. And thank you for inviting me here. I feel we’ve known one another quite a while on-line but it was lovely to actually meet you in person at the Tenby Book Fair.
Very likewise, Judith. First up, please tell us about your connection to Wales.
I was born and brought up in a village at the base of the Pennines but I’ve lived in Pembrokeshire for the last thirty-eight years. We came to Tenby on holiday, fell in love with the county, saw a half-built house in a field and, throwing caution to the wind, bought it. Best move we ever made even though we eventually moved in on one of the coldest days I can remember in November, to a house…
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