Barbara Towell

About Barbara
Barbara is an English and Drama teacher as well as being the author of the successful international novel A Little Piece for Mother.
She has published work in many genres. With her husband John, she wrote the musical Faith is the Key staged both in Harrow and during the Dumfries Festival in Scotland.
Her other published works include: Patchworks – a poetry anthology, articles in national magazines and some years ago she sold a series of children’s short stories to Dial-a-Telephone Story. In 2013, she was lucky enough to win the Harrow Libraries’ crime writing competition and prior to that, won the Harrow Millennium Carol Writing Competition. Although she has written, directed and performed in many productions, Wedding Bells is her first play to be published.

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“a story that drew me in from beginning to end”

Imagine keeping a terrible secret for twenty years. Imagine the effects on you. Imagine the effect on your family. ‘Beautiful Writing.’ Siobhan Curham – winner of 2010 Young Minds Book Award for her novel “Dear Dylan” Cover design – John Towell Background Photo – Bill Hunt The Kalinski family, Jewish immigrants from Poland struggle to settle in London after the Second World War. They long to forget the horrors of Nazi persecution; make a new start. But is it possible, or are the scars too deep? How will they cope when one day they find they have new neighbours – German neighbours? This story spans the years from the 1940s to 2008, and is told, in flashback, by the daughter, Martina. Filled with intrigue, nostalgia, love and hate, it is sometimes shocking – yet at times it will make you smile. A novel to leave you thinking long after you have finished reading the last page. ‘Compelling, powerful writing about the lingering impact of the Holocaust on a contemporary family.’ – Stewart Florsheim – winner of 2005 Blue Light Book Award

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This exciting poetry anthology contains a wide range of poems inspired by the poet’s own reflections and experiences of life. The poems will certainly touch your heart and tingle your senses. In addition, each poem is beautifully illustrated by the artist Mary Linkie. …Your poetry made me quite shivery – powerful work…please, please keep writing… Judy Karbritz (Jewish Poetry Society)