New book for Emeritus Fellow

Do You Remember The Barn OwlGreen Templeton College Emeritus Fellow Barbara Lorna Hudson is celebrating the release of her third fiction book Do You Remember The Barn Owl?

This captivating anthology beckons readers to immerse themselves in a world of wonder and curiosity through a collection of quirky short stories and flash fiction. It weaves a tale of memory, mystery, and profound connections.

Her second novel Makeover explores the twists and turns of life and relationships as it follows the fortunes of Lucille, twice divorced and twice the victim of abusive marriage, and Oxford don Walter, still mourning the death of his wife. In their own very different worlds, they both know that they have to move on and grasp new opportunities, but neither is prepared for the severe lessons they have yet to learn.

Barbara’s debut novel Timed Out was released in 2016. Described as a contemporary coming-of-age story, it follows heroine Jane as she questions her choice to put work before love and family. When Jane retires, she decides it’s time to make a change and places a lonely hearts ad, embarking on a new life and the ups and downs that come with it. Timed Out is set in Cambridge, where Barbara studied German and Russian at Newnham College.

Barbara is a former psychiatric social worker and marital therapist who published non-fiction on social work, psychiatry and psychology before reinventing herself as a fiction author.

Created: 30 November 2023