Lexa Dudley is a freelance writer and a poet. She fell in love with the island of Sardinia in 1972 when visiting with her family; and became intrigued with the island’s unique culture. Her books give us a glimpse into the closed world of the Sardinians and reflects her love for the island and its people.
"Never Give Up"
Lexa has returned to Sardinia every year since her first visit and travelled extensively over the island to see the many interesting sites and monuments. She gave an interview on Radio Sardegna in 1978 about her love for the island and enjoyed a close friendship with the late notable author Marcello Serra and his family.
She came to writing in her late sixties and published her first book at the age of 72. As she says ‘Never give up’
Lexa lives in Suffolk with her husband, two dogs and two horses and enjoys her four sons and eight grandchildren.
Lexa has 3 books, The Whispering Winds (2013), Children of the Mists (2016) and her latest work Love in Another Time (2022).
Left: A selection of images from the Spring Festival in Sardinia ‘Sagra di Sant Efisio’ View post
Latest Book 'Love in Another Time: A Sardinian Saga'
Publisher: Matador (3 April 2022)
England, 1947. Ellie Montford is sent to boarding school by her cold and distant parents, joining her best friend’s family on their farm for the holidays. She forges a bond with her friend’s brother, Simon, who promises to marry her – but childhood promises may not last…
Sardinia, 1961. Ellie, now a young woman, joins her parents in Cagliari, where her father works for the Foreign Office. Attending classes at the local university she meets Gino, a young professor. Is he really everything he claims? Or is their love doomed to fail?
Sardinia, 2006. Ellie’s granddaughter Sara is sent by her company to Cagliari. On a night out, she meets Luca, an archaeologist and professor. Their love affair mirrors that of her grandmother and Gino’s from over forty years before.
Their happiness is short lived as Sara finds hints of a long-buried secret which could separate them. Who is Luca, and what is his connection to Gino? Sara must find the answers before she can find happiness and make her family whole again.