About the Author

I am a freelance writer.In September 2012 I graduated with a distinction from the MA Professional Writing at Falmouth University.

I am currently writing a creative non-fiction biography of the English writer, Laurie Lee. Entitled As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee. The book retraces his journey across a Spain in 1935 on the edge of civil war that was the subject of his classic book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

My book takes a fresh look at Lee, examines the life changing impact that Spain had on his life and compares Spain then and now, at a time when it is facing its biggest crisis since the civil war.

The publication of the book is timed to coincide with the Laurie Lee Centenary Year in 2014 http://www.laurielee.org

The book was started as part of my MA Professional Writing at University College Falmouth and I was awarded a distinction for my work on it.

I have received plaudits for the early drafts of the book from established writers and editors:

“This is stunningly good.”

Valerie Grove

Author: Laurie Lee- The Well-Loved Stranger

“Paul Murphy has a long and deep personal connection with Spain which gives his reflections a good deal of authority.
His writing style is sensitive and full of pleasing images and
unlike many such books, he ‘inhabits” his subject.”

Philip Marsden

Author of: The Bronski House; The Levelling Sea

“This concept is captivating and inspirational, and the high-quality presentation and lyrical writing style does it much justice.”

Kelly Thompson
Freelance Editor (Clients include Dorling Kindersley and Duncan Baird Publishers)

Contact Details:

Email Business:paulddmurphy@gmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/insearchoflaurielee

Twitter: @hotspurman

Website: www.paulmurphyassociates.co.uk

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