Land of Broken Promises

 

The Individual Novels

Patsy
Patsy
Maftur
Maftur
Dalia
Dalia

Margaret Penfold   Welcome

My name is Margaret Penfold.   Bluewood Publishers have published a 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 a Zionist, 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 as it ties up the threads of the whole story.

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

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