Margaret Penfold   Welcome to my writing pages.

My name is Margaret Penfold. Bluewood Publishers have now published the complete trilogy of my novels, centred on the adventures of three women from different backgrounds set in the turbulent years of the British Mandate of Palestine. One women is British, from a fundamentalist Christian background, eventually married to a British Palestine Policeman, one is a Palestinian Jew, an emigrant from Germany and the third is a Muslim Palestinian Arab whose brothers join the 1936-1939 rebellion against Britain. The women form an unlikely friendship, tested to the full by conflicting loyalties.

Either Patsy (ISBN 978-1-927220-75-7)or Maftur (ISBN 978-1-927220-90-0) may be read first but Dalia (ISBN 978-0-908325-19-1)needs saving until last.

My intention in writing the trilogy was to form an entity greater than the sum of its parts. Each novel is written from the viewpoint of just one of the three women but the whole trilogy reveals the conflicting emotions and history that contributed so much to the problems in the middle east today. As an author I would have preferred to have had all three novels bound together. However, as a reader, I know I would have found such a book too heavy to hold in comfort!

The novels are all available in printed and digital form. The printed books are available from main booksellers in the UK, Australia and USA and the digital versions in various formats world wide.

Patsy
Patsy
Maftur
Maftur
Dalia
Dalia