Susanna Bavin



Thank you for visiting my website. I am a saga writer, living in beautiful North Wales. Moving here was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, but my writing is inspired by my Mancunian roots.


I am represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA and my debut saga, The Deserter's Daughter, is published by Allison & Busby.


My second novel for Allison & Busby, A Respectable Woman, will be published next year.



1920, Chorlton, Manchester.


As her wedding day approaches, Carrie Jenkins is trying on her dress and eagerly anticipating becoming Mrs Billy Shipton. But all too soon she is reeling from the news that her beloved pa was shot for desertion during the Great War. When Carrie is jilted and the close-knit community turns its back on her, her half-sister Evadne and their mother, the plans Carrie nurtured are destroyed.


Desperate to overcome her private troubles as well as the public humiliation, Carrie accepts the unsettling advances of the well-to-do antiques dealer, Ralph Armstrong. Through Ralph, Evadne meets the aristocratic Alex Larter, who seems to be the answer to her matrimonial ambitions.


But the sisters have chosen men who are not to be trusted and they must face physical danger and personal heartache before they can find the happiness they deserve.




Publication day on June 22nd was just wonderful. The hardback and ebook both became available in the UK, though other countries will have to wait a little longer for the hardback edition.


To celebrate, we held an afternoon tea for friends in the beautiful Imperial Hotel on Llandudno's promenade, with my talented husband providing musical accompaniment. (Yes, he was allowed to stop and eat.)


Some of my friends presented me with a fabulous flower arrangement - complete with an S in pink roses; cotton-wool flowers created by the florist (cotton = Manchester, the setting for The Deserter's Daughter); and all housed in a genuine 1920s mixing bowl, for my 1920s story.


Many thanks to all of you who helped make yesterday so special with your good wishes on Facebook and Twitter.


My Blog:


I post blogs at the weekend, mostly about books and writing, though occasionally another subject creeps in. Do take a look and leave a comment if a topic interests you. 


This week, I am delighted to welcome Heidi Swain back to my blog to talk about what she has leant from writing six books.


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Come and chat with me on Twitter. My name is @SusannaBavin.


I have a Facebook page. I'd love it if you visited me there.


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I love living in Llandudno. We've been here for four years now, but we still have that "Wow! We really live here," feeling.


Take a look at some of my favourite photos by clicking on the Llandudno tab. I have recently added a few more. Take a look at the one of the Little Orme - can you see why people say it looks like an elephant lying in the water? Scroll down to the bottom of the Llandudno page to see it.


There are more Llandudno photos in a blog about coming to live here.



If you're on Twitter or Facebook and you like my photos, let me know and I'll post one in reply, specially for you.