Pamela Howarth

About Pamela

Pamela worked for anyone who’d have her before finding fun and immense pleasure in teaching.

Since then she has written short stories, features and slice-of-life articles for magazines and newspapers ranging from Woman’s Weekly to The Times Educational Supplement, Your Cat to Christian Woman and Yachting Monthly, to The Sunday Telegraph and The Telegraph Magazine. Among her prize-winning stories She can’t take them with her was broadcast on Radio Oxford.
She has won poetry prizes, had poems published in The Lady and Wild About Animals. She has a published anthology, Osterley Park and Other Poems.
A lover of animals, gardens, classical music and art, Pamela delights in hosting a small, but very talented Writers’ Circle.

Osterley Park and other Poems (United Press: 2009)
The Winspeare Lot (2015) Goodreads rating
The Hidden Sun (2016)
Note: The books Winning with Words: A secondary school literacy programme (First and Best in Education: 2005) and Thrifty, not Frumpy ( 2008) were written by Pamela Margaret Howarth who is different to Pamela Howarth published by TSL Publications.

Stories: Family Circle; My Weekly; People’s Friend; Secrets; Woman’s Weekly; Argus Consumer Publications; Women’s Way (Ireland); The Leader (Harrow); Allers (Norway); Familien (Norway); Dateline; Pepper Street Annual (Thomson’s Children’s); Your Cat; Cat World

Articles: My Weekly; Women Alive; Women’s Way (Ireland); Woman’s Weekly; Choice; Church Times; Christian Herald; Christian Woman; Home & Country (organ of Town Women’s Guild); Scottish Home & Country; Sunday Telegraph; Telegraph Magazine; Times Educational Supplement; The Lady; Diamond Partnership Ltd (work on surnames, possibly sold in USA); Past and Present; Best of British; British Horse; Yachting Monthly; Dental Practice; Cotswold Life; Birmingham Post & Mail; Dundee Courier & Advertiser; National Society of Allotments & Leisure Gardens; Verbatim (USA); London Traveller; Harrow Observer; Harrow Magazine; Harrow Informer

Poems: Woman’s Weekly; New Prospects; Poetry Digest; The Lady; Arrival Press; Cotswold Life

The Winspeare Lot

The Winspeares are well-bred though not well-heeled, but optimistic and past-masters at making the best of things. Only average in looks, height and achievement, together they survive and flourish in a changing world.

Polly, the narrator, born in 1972, takes us back to November 1945, when the 12th baronet, determined not to lose Winspeare Hall, opens its doors to near and distant kin. Orphaned at the age of seven, Polly is mopped up into the family and records their lives and love-lives, their care of Cousin Georgie, who, ‘isn’t all there’, and their involvement in local events, the troubles in Northern Ireland, the Falklands and First Gulf Wars and National Elections. High spots in her life are school holidays when she and her young kinsman, Chad, are inseparable, a partnership that takes them into adult life.

What people are saying about The Winspeare Lot

3* “… charming novel… An endearing read” (The Lady, 18 Sep 2015)

What fun! I wish I were a member of that family.

This is the charming story of the Winspeare family who own Winspeare Hall. Polly, a young orphaned family member narrates the story. Set against various important events such as the Falklands War and later the Gulf wars the story also concerns itself with everyday family matters and the struggle to keep Winspeare Hall running. Polly is a wonderful character – both naive and wise and we follow her as she grows into womanhood and falls in love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very well written with many fascinating characters and an interesting storyline. I look forward to reading more by the author, Pamela Howarth. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys family sagas. Lovers of Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey as well as The Forsyte Saga will lap it up as I did. – Janette Silverman on Lulu

I don’t normally read a lot, but this book kept me interested. A very good story, I am looking forward to her next one. – Philip Vale on Lulu

The Hidden Sun

Sally, a typist at NAAFI HQ in Famagusta, is one of 300 volunteers recruited during the 1958 State of Emergency to replace Greek-Cypriot staff after a bomb incident at RAF Nicosia. She meets Edward, a war veteran and Army Schools teacher. Trouble looms when police discover his boat has been ‘borrowed’ for gun-running. They are told to carry on as normal, but nothing is normal any more. Are the innocent truly innocent and is the primary suspect one of theirs or one of ours?

What people are saying about The Hidden Sun

Fast-moving and entertaining, it throws light on a little piece of our history

Swallow it down like an oyster and you’ll be happy.

Beryl Clark review