Margaret Penfold   Welcome to my writing pages.

My name is Margaret Penfold. Bluewood Publishers have now published the complete trilogy of my novels, centred on the adventures of three women from different backgrounds set in the last sixteen turbulent years of the British Mandate of Palestine. One women is British, from a fundamentalist Christian background, one is a Palestinian Jew, an emigrant from Germany and the third is a Muslim Palestinian Arab. The women form an unlikely friendship which is tested to the full by conflicting loyalties.

The first novel, in order of publication, in the 'Land of Broken Promises' series, Patsy (ISBN 978-1-927220-75-7), was launched in March 1914, the second Maftur (ISBN 978-1-927220-90-0) in December 1915, the third, Dalia (ISBN 978-0-908325-19-1) in January 1916. Either Patsy or Maftur may be read first but Dalia needs saving until last. The three novels. in my opinion, form an entity greater than the sum of the parts..

The three novels are all available in printed and digital form from main booksellers and online stores in UK, Australia and USA.

Patsy
Patsy
Maftur
Maftur
Dalia
Dalia