Mary Wood to speak at Oadby Library

'From self-publishing to traditional publishing' " " " "How author Mary Wood, who was brought up locally, made her own way to a publishing contract.

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    Oadby Library

    10 The Parade


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  • Event Start Date

    10/06/2015 6:00 PM

  • Event End Date

    10/06/2015 7:00 PM

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About Mary Wood

Born the thirteenth child of fifteen to a middle-class mother and an East End barrow boy, Mary Wood's childhood was a mixture of love and poverty. This encouraged her to develop a natural empathy with the less fortunate and a fascination with social history. Throughout her life Mary has held various posts in office roles, working in the Probation services and bringing up her four children and numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in 1989 whilst nursing her mother through her last months, but didn't become successful until she began self-publishing her novels in 2011. " " " "Her novels include All I Have to Give, An Unbreakable Bond, In Their Mother's Footsteps and The Breckton Novels.