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Lindsay Ashford


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Lindsay Jayne Ashford is a bestselling fiction author whose books have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies worldwide and have been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Borth, near Aberystwyth.
Her most recent novel, A Feather on the Water, was published by Lake Union on August 1st 2022. Her previous historical novels include The House at Mermaid’s Cove, The Snow Gypsy, Whisper of the Moon Moth, The Color of Secrets, and The Woman on the Orient Express, which blend fiction with real events of the early twentieth century.
Lindsay began her career as a novelist with a contemporary crime series featuring Welsh forensic psychologist Megan Rhys. She moved into the historical genre with The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen, which was adapted for BBC Radio 4.
Raised in Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom, Lindsay was the first woman to graduate from Queens’ College, Cambridge, in its 550-year history. She earned a degree in criminology and was a reporter for the BBC before becoming a freelance journalist. She moved to Wales in 1997 and is currently Chair of Honno Welsh Women’s Press.