“This is writing by someone who understands people.”
(Buzzsmith, Amazon reviewer)
About Barbara Lamplugh
Barbara Lamplugh started out as a travel writer in the 1970s, inspired by a life-changing overland journey to Kathmandu in a converted fire-engine. Her love of adventure then took her backpacking around SE Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway and Japan. Two travel books, Kathmandu by Truck and Trans-Siberia by Rail, were the result. Another new experience – motherhood – came next, putting an end to her extensive wanderings. However, she continued to write, turning now to fiction.
In 1999, spurred by the challenge of living in a different culture, she headed for Granada, Spain, where along with the energising light of the sun, she found her dream job as a features writer for the magazine Living Spain, writing on topics as diverse as garlic, machismo, the life of a lighthouse keeper and the nightmarish experience of being trapped at an all-night drumming festival. Although her heart and home are in Granada, where her 2015 novel Secrets of the Pomegranate is set, she makes frequent visits to the UK to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Her new novel, The Red Gene, published in April 2019.
Reader comments on Barbara’s debut novel, Secrets of the Pomegranate:
“She has great skills, written very well, paced very well, and just enough anticipation to keep you turning pages.” Read-along-with-Sue, Amazon Top 1000 reviewer
“Very moving, well-written and has put Granada to the top of my ‘to visit’ list.” Julie Ryan, Amazon reviewer
“Barbara Lamplugh has painted such a vivid picture of Spain that the reader is instantly transported there. Hell, I even bought some pomegranates!” JB Johnston, Amazon reviewer
“I just loved this beautifully written book and simply could not put it down.” JB Johnston, Amazon reviewer.