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Great to meet you here.
Jane Eyre is my favourite book too. You kind of might guess this when you are reading Eden's Garden.
Rhett Butler eh? Sounds good to me. And tomorrow is always another day .....
Juliet is the author of ‘Eden’s Garden’, published by Honno Press in March 2012 and chosen by the Welsh Books Council as Welsh Book of the Month for May.
‘Eden’s Garden’ follows the intertwined stories of the Meredith family of Plas Eden, a dilapidated mansion with a collection of mysterious statues in its overgrown garden, and the servants who once served there. If you love ‘Downton Abbey’ and the novels of Kate Morton, this is the book for you!
‘A powerful tale of two women struggling with love, family duty, long-buried secrets and their own creative ambitions.’
Juliet lives in a traditional Welsh cottage halfway between the romantic Isle of Anglesey and the beautiful mountains and ruined castles of Snowdonia.
After studying English at Lancaster University and King’s College, London, Juliet worked in a variety of jobs, from running a craft stall at Covent Garden Market to teaching English.
Juliet began writing seriously about ten years ago, after a severe viral illness left her with debilitating ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years. Juliet always says that M.E. was the worst, and the best, thing that ever happened to her. On one hand, it sent her from being able to walk up mountains with ease to struggling to do the simplest of everyday tasks for more than a few minutes at a time. But on the other, it forced her to re-evaluate her life and her priorities. And it made her a writer.
She is now well and back to dog walking and working on her beloved garden. As well as novels under her own name, Juliet writes stories and serials for magazines as ‘Heather Pardoe’.
When not writing, Juliet works on local oral history projects, helping older people tell their stories before they are lost forever. She also helps aspiring writers towards being published, and is a reader for the RNA ‘New Writer’s Scheme’.
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will..." Jane Eyre
Favourite romantic books
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, 'Facing the Light' Adele Geras, 'Chocolat' Joanne Harris, 'Pattern of Shadows' Judith Barrow
Favourite romantic movies
Chocolat, Dirty Dancing, Becoming Jane, Shrek
Favourite romantic heroes
Mr Rochester, Mr Knightley, Arthur Clennam (Little Dorrit),Shrek
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