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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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Val's essay, Observations in the Time of Lockdown has recently been published in Sight Support magazine, if you would like to read the essay in its entirety, you can dowload it here.


The Long Walk Home - Reissue


Val's 2009 novel, The Long Walk Home is being reissued this summer with a brand new cover. Expect it to hit the shelves on 23 July 2020


Four Sisters


Val would like to thank all readers who helped her novel Four Sisters make the best-seller list.


Rich Girl Poor Girl - Reissue


Rich Girl Poor Girl is back with a brand new cover and is available to buy now from all good bookshops.


A Place to Call Home


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




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


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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