IT'S SAGA SATURDAY!! Please welcome author Judith Barrow...

I can’t remember why I started to write The Memory; it was at the back of my mind for years, and, although it’s a saga, it’s a story so different from my other four books which are historical family sagas. It’s loosely based on memories of being a carer for a relative and memories of losing a friend in my childhood, who, although at the time I didn’t realise, was a Downs’ Syndrome child. Blurb Today has been a long time coming. Irene sits at her mother’s side waiting for the right moment, for the point at which she will know she is doing the right thing by Rose. Rose was Irene’s little sister, born a chromosome short, an unwanted embarrassment to their mother Lilian but a treasure to Irene. Rose died thirty years ago, when she was eight, and nobody has talked about the circumstances of her death since. But Irene knows what she saw. Over the course of 24 hours their moving and tragic story is revealed – a story of love and duty, betrayal, and loss – as Irene rediscovers the past and finds hope for the future.
Links for the book: Honno: Amazon
Author Bio I was brought up in a village on the edge of the Pennine moors in Yorkshire, but, for the last forty-three years, I’ve lived near the coast in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, UK. I have an MA in Creative Writing, B.A. (Hons.) in Literature, and a Diploma in Drama and Script Writing. I interview authors for an online TV company. I am also a Creative Writing tutor for Pembrokeshire County Council and give talks and run private workshops on all genres. I’ve written all my life and but only started to write novels after I’d had breast cancer twenty years ago. My Haworth trilogy and prequel are published by Honno, the longest-standing independent women’s press in the UK. The Memory was published in March 2020. My next book, The Heart Stone is due out in February 2021 Bio Links: Website: Facebook Author page: Twitter:


  1. Lovely to see Judith here.. I enjoyed The Memory very much and all of Judith's books in the Howarth series and can highly recommend.

    1. Thank you, Sally. I so appreciate your support - as always down the years.xx