• Jude Lyon
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  • I started writing the Pitchford Chronicles in 2009. We were living in Australia, and were lucky enough to live on the beautiful Lake Macquarie which, is Australia's largest coastal salt water lagoon, in the Hunter region of New South Wales.
    Our house sat directly on the shores, and was a perfect setting to start a new novel. I was often distracted by the passing boats and yachts, the calls of the abundant wildlife, and the lapping of the waves. Whilst writing (and reseaching) I struggled to imagine myself in the depths of the countryside, in cold, bleak days of a frosty Autumn.
    Below is an introduction. If you enjoy the first two books (3rd coming soon) please email me.




    The chronology of all the books is factual, even down to the timings of the full moon.
    Take a look at the trailer HERE

    Shropshire
    Hidden away, enclosed by the gentle hills of Shropshire and the rugged peaks of Wales, rests the ancient village of Pitchford The village's heart and the hearts of its dwellers belong to the old manor house, built from mellow timber and love. Amongst the lime trees that amble over the lawns, is one tree that stands alone.

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    The tree has stood resolute since the time of the Magna Carta. It has survived damaging winds, destructive storms, droughts and floods. The little house smiles with memories of the joyful laughter of generations of children, and the secret love of courting couples. It is said that the tree harbours mystical powers, borne from centuries of wisdom and knowledge.
    Today, Pitchford is still a welcoming village, close to Shrewsbury. Pitchford Hall still stands, but it is now neglected and deserted. Acton Burnell Castle , built for Robert Burnell, Bishop of Bath and Wells lies a mile away, and is free for anyone to visit. Attingham Park belongs to the National Trust, and charges apply to visit.

    NEWS! I am delighted to say that Pitchford Hall has now been bought back by the daughter (and her family) of Caroline Colthurst who sold it in 1992. They are doing a stirling job renovating the hall, and raising funds. Read about it here


    >The Tree with the House in it is avaialble on Amazon, here and also at Feedaread.

    The Curse of Lecia is available at Amazon and also at Feedaread If you would like to read a sample of "The Tree With The House In It" please visit here

    If you would like to see the trailer for "The Tree With The House In It" please visit here

    Follow the progress of the renovation of Pitchford Hall on Twitter






  • Jude Lyon
  • The Tree with the House In It
  • The Curse of Lecia
  • Trailer


  • Dolphinology Poetry
  • The Best of Times?
  • My Blog