In ‘The Legacy of Alice Waters’, Alice poisons her lover’s wife and child (a diabolical crime for which she’s duly hanged, orphaning her own daughter). Alice's suffering ends in 1947. Those left behind continue to suffer' Her daughter grows up in ignorance of her true identity. When she discovers the truth will she understand and forgive her mother?
I’m a member of the Academi of Wales. I returned to Wales in 2000 after periods in England and abroad including Canada and Australia. My work has has been published over many years in magazines such as The Anglo Welsh Review; The New Welsh Review; Paris Atlantic; Envoi and prize-winners’ anthologies. My first poetry collection: Close Distances was published by Cinnamon Press in April 2007 with the support of the Welsh Books Council. My first novel: The Legacy of Alice Waters was published in 2009 by YWO/Legend Press (supported by The Arts Council) in January 2009. This year (2010), my poem: Taking Delivery was awarded third prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition.read more
Reviews for The Legacy of Alice Waters
I'd like to thank Sheller whose review drew me to this book. Whoever reads my reviews will know I love books about the second world war . In fact the period is only a part of the story of Alice Waters. What is so good about the novel is the way the past and and the present are linked together. Although a poisoner is not easy to forgive, the tragic Alice Waters became for me a kind of Tess of the D'Urbevilles. She is both tragic and forgiveable. The characters - past and present are vivid and believable. This writer is a real find. I can't find anything else she has written b ut I hope she produces more.read more
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