Judith Barrow signing A Hundred Tiny Threads
WHSmith Cardiff, CF10 2NX
Saturday 18th May from 11am
Come and meet Welsh crime writer Judith Barrow at WHSmith Cardiff on Saturday 18th May from 11am. Judith will be signing copies of A Hundred Tiny Threads
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 his life comes from a chance encounter with Winifred, the girl he determines to make his wife. Meeting her friend Honora’s silver-tongued brother turns Winifred’s heart upside down. But Honora and Conal disappear, after a suffrage rally turns into a riot, and abandoned Winifred has nowhere to turn but home. The Great War intervenes, sending Bill abroad to be hardened in a furnace of carnage and loss. When he returns his dream is still of Winifred and the life they might have had… Back in Lancashire, worn down by work and the barbed comments of narrow-minded townsfolk, Winifred faces difficult choices in love and life.
Judith grew up in a small village on the edge of the Pennine moors but has lived for forty years and more with her husband and family near the coast in Pembrokeshire. She has written all her life and has had short stories, poems, plays, reviews and articles published throughout the British Isles. The first of her Howarth family trilogy, Pattern of Shadows, was published in 2010. The sequels, Changing Patterns and Living in the Shadows follow the life, loves and tribulations of Mary Howarth and her family from World War II onwards. The prequel, A Hundred Tiny Threads, the story of Mary’s parents in the early decades of the 20th Century, appeared in August 2017. She has an MA in Creative Writing, B.A. (Hons.) in Literature, and a Diploma in Drama and Script Writing. She is also a Creative Writing tutor for Pembrokeshire County Council’s Lifelong Learning Programme and give talks and run workshops on all genres. When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s researching, walking the Pembrokeshire coastline or reading and reviewing books.
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