Peggi Lennard

About me

I love writing, reading and all things to do with red wine! The Crying of The Children is my first novel. History was not my greatest love at school – in fact I hated it. But, thanks to browsing and some amazing sites, I began to delve into the social history of 19th century England. With its poverty, child labour, baby farmers and laws to keep the working man down, I was as angry as I was fascinated. I felt for those whose lot it was to be born to that time.
I may be slightly loopy – and why not – but these people began to take shape in my mind. I knew them and I wanted to tell their story. So with lots of research (Spartacus – an amazing site) reading and a mountain of notes, the story began to take shape. But I wanted to do more than just write a story, I wanted to give my characters a say, a voice that so many didn’t have.
I must have done something right because now I am being asked if there is a sequel. There is. I’m working on it.

From my website

BUTTERFLY FARM ANGELSEY

More than just butterflies.

Dancing on the Table

Seen on a plaque in Cornwall: NOW IS THE TIME TO DRINK CHAMPAGNE AND DANCE ON THE TABLE So, do we take it literally?  I think so. Although, I’m not sure that it’s wise to encourage the more mature, though not necessarily more sober of thought (and action) members of…

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

    The street is covered with a silent blanket of stillness; shop lights shimmer behind the veil of steadily falling snow. Beyond the veil, behind the glass, sitting in front of a painted fire, surrounded by smiling elves, Santa nods his robotic head. Three hours to midnight, Christmas Eve…

 
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