Ex-showjumper and West Bradford mum writes novel

Published author Olga Duckworth with her daughters Colleen (2) and Cayleigh (6) and copies of her book 'Field of Shamrocks'.'Photo Ben Parsons
Published author Olga Duckworth with her daughters Colleen (2) and Cayleigh (6) and copies of her book 'Field of Shamrocks'.'Photo Ben Parsons
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An AMBITION to write a novel, themed around her passion for horses, has come true for a Ribble Valley mum-of-two.

“Field of Shamrocks’’ is a moving, inspiring and topical story of a young Irish girl who befriends a beautiful grey Connemara that no-one else could get close to. And the pair strike up a partnership that could lead them to the 2012 Olympics.

The book was penned by Irish born Olga Duckworth who herself is a former showjumper at national and international level. She started writing the novel and it was her husband, Simon, who suggested she should send it off to a publisher. This proved to be the right move as publishing company Createspace took it on and the book is now for sale on Amazon.

“This is something I have always wanted to do but never got round to it,’’ said Olga (36) who combines her writing with her job working front of house at the Inn At Whitewell and taking care of her little girls Cayleigh (6) and two-year-old Colleen.

Olga added:”Sales of the book are going well so far and I am already working on two more that the publishers have said they will take a look at. It’s very exciting.’’

Olga and Simon, who is from Clitheroe and works as a chauffureur for Blackburn Rovers, met on holiday in Spain several years ago and they have been married for eight years. They decided to move from Ireland to Clitheroe five years ago and have settled in Chapel Lane, West Bradford.