Judy Leigh


Judy Leigh completed an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University in 2015, leaving her career of 20 years as an Advanced Skills teacher of Theatre Studies. She has had several stories published in magazines, including The Feminist Wire, The Purple Breakfast Review and You is for University.  She has also worked as a music journalist and writes a monthly column in the Torbay Times.


She has trained as a Reiki healer, written a vegan recipe blog, and set up a series of Shakespeare Festivals to enable young people to perform the Bard's work on stage.


She now lives in the rural South West with her partner and three cats. When she is not writing, she enjoys travelling abroad and going to watch theatre and live music.


Judy's latest book, Five French Hens, was published in December 2019 by Boldwood Books.



It's never too late to find love - even on Boxing Day.

When 73 year old Jen announces that she is going to marry Eddie, a man she met just a few months previously on a beach on Boxing Day, her four best friends f arrange a hen party to beat all others -a week in the city of love, Paris.


From misadventures at the Louvre, outrageous Parisian cabarets, to drinking champagne with a dashing millionaire at the casino, Paris lives up to all their hopes and dreams. But a week can change everything, and the women that come home have very different dreams from the ones who got on the plane just days ago.


Funny, fearless and with a joie de vivre that reminds you to live every day like it’s your last. Judy Leigh has once again written the perfect feel-good novel for all fans of Cathy Hopkins, Dawn French and Fiona Gibson.

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