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'Hull's answer to

Catherine Cookson.'

Kirsty Lang,

BBC Radio 4's Front Row

Award winning author of

romantic historical

novels set in and around

Hull | City of Culture 2017

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The Society of Authors: Author's North


Val will be speaking at the event on Sat 11 May at 3.30pm. In conversation with Nick Quantrill, Val will share practical advice gained over the course of her 25-year career as a historical romantic novelist.


A Place to Call Home


Val's "Best-Selling" new novel, A Place to Call Home is available now from all good bookshops.  


Nobody's Child Reissue


The reissue of Val's novel, Nobody's Child has made number 31 in the book chart. Val would like to thank all of her readers who have purchased the book. The ebook is available for 99p throughout October.


The Val Wood Prize 2018: Women's Writes.

The Winner of the Val Wood Prize 2018 has been announced and you can read the winning story here.




Click here to read Val Wood's brand new essay on women's suffrage.


Bestseller: A Mother's Choice


Val's new novel, A Mother's Choice now available from all good booksellers, has made the bestseller list.  Val thanks her readers for their continuous support.


Dr Val Wood.


Val receiving her Honorary Degree from the University of Hull. Visit Val's Facebook page for more pictures.




I am so pleased to announce that tomorrow, Monday 10th July, I am being awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Hull. I am absolutely thrilled beyond words and incredibly exited for all the day holds. For those of you that wish to come and celebrate this momentous occasion with me, I will be in Hull’s Queen Victoria Square with my fellow graduates from 6pm. Val x


Books That Made Britain


Val is back on your screens in Books That Made Britain on BBC4 on Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm or if you can't wait until then you can watch it here.

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