Profile: Penelope Hellyer

About This Author

Penelope was born in Sussex, where she lived for 57 years before she moved to Northern Italy - where she spent just under a decade - before returning to Sussex, where she lives with her husband and their little dog. She fills her days writing - both prose and poetry, painting, creating pressed flower pictures and cards, photography and gardening. She has several projects in the pipeline, including a second poetry collection, another novel, a family history book and is currently revising 'The Haphazard Gardener', to include more photographs. She has had articles published in The Hardy Plant Journal. Other books available on Amazon and FeedARead include - 'The Haphazard Gardener', 'Alice' (kindle only) and 'Where My Heart Is'.

This Author's Books

The Haphazard Gardener is an autobiographical account of my gardening years at Orchards, Rowfant, Sussex - formerly the home and garden of my late parents - gardening author, journalist and photographer Arthur Hellyer and his wife Gay. To take on the seve....
ISBN: 9781781764138
Published: 31 May 2012
‘Where My Heart Is’ – comprises a collection of poems written during my time in the magical setting that was Orchards - my childhood home in Rowfant, Sussex where I also raised a family. My time there richly depicted in my book ‘The Haphazard Gardener’. M....
ISBN: 9781788760904
Published: 9 November 2017
It was to Italy we journeyed after the sale of my beloved Orchards – our time there depicted in ‘The Haphazard Gardener’ (2012) and in my first collection of poems ‘Where My Heart Is’ (2017).The area we settle in was beautiful. Lake Como could be glimpsed....
ISBN: 9781839458316
Published: 2 March 2021