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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Seren (2 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854114743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854114747
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,108,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Louise Walsh lives in Cardiff, where she also works as an Essential Skills Tutor, specialising in Adult Literacy.

She studied Archaeology at Cardiff University and, while studying, got hooked on amateur boxing. Fighting Pretty is her first novel and she drew on her own experiences of the sport for inspiration.

Primarily interested in subjects connected with Wales, Louise is currently working on a novel set in the world of Welsh politics and journalism in 1967 called Black River.



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"Charming in its depictions of life in the gym, of the daily office grind and serves as a refreshing insight into provincial Britain today," --"The Guardian"

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. K. Richards on 2 July 2008
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louise walsh is a multi talented new author who is sure to create a stir in the literary world! her debut novels reflects the dedication and spirit as Ms Walsh fights her way through life touching the soul of all who she meets! I wish her all the best of luck and know that she will be as succesful an author as she was as a real life female boxer! the shows not over till the pretty lady throws a punch! mwah mwah xxx
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By D. Carter on 15 July 2008
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If you love well written books about cheerfulness in the face of adversary, that are laughout loud funny and are shot-through with pathos. Then I urge you to read this book. Louise Walsh's, almost entirely, autobiographical account of melees in the ring and battles without are the stuff of epic saga. Irrepressible and indomitable, Louise could find the silver lining on a mushroom cloud.
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By R. Leach on 28 Feb 2009
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I was given this book as a present and hadn't expected to enjoy it having no interest in boxing but was pleasantly surprised. The characters are beautifully developed, there are some fantastic descriptions in it and she shows great insight into human nature. I live in Cardiff and so recongnise many of the locations mentioned but wherever you live it's a great read.
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By Z. Carter on 16 July 2008
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A truly masterful debut novel. The authors sense of place is unsurpassed - anybody who knows the valleys will recognise them well. Original subject matter, excellent characterisation, sustained and superbly crafted plot lines and a clear affection for the subject. An outstanding read.
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By Dean Clark on 12 July 2008
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Battling against the hard knocks of life and saved by a male dominated sport, the sense of humour and spirit of the writer comes through in this excellent read.... Very difficult to put down
This book is a winner... a real knockout!

Highly recommended!
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