Longbow Girl is a young adult novel by Linda Davies.

A stunningly exciting and dramatic story set in the wilds of the Welsh mountains, where the brave and beautiful Merry Owen, the Longbowgirl, travels back in time to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry V111 to save her ancestors.

Steeped in history, ancient lore and crackling with tension between the central characters Merry and James, Longbowgirl explores the themes of who we are and who we can become when fighting for those we love and for our very lives. Are we prisoners of our history or can we break free? Can we become all that we need to be to meet the ultimate challenge of life and death in the King’s Tournament and in the dungeons of the Black Castle?


Creative Writing Tips for Pupils

WRITING TIPS I often go into schools and universities to talk to children and young adults about writing. I have compiled a series of hints about creative writing that I hope you will find helpful. (They are all capitalized so that I can read them more easily when... read more

The Longbow Girl trailer is here

You may have seen the teaser for LongbowGirl on the homepage but here’s the full trailer for the new book where Linda introduces our main character and the inspiration behind the story.

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The roots of Longbowgirl go back many years to my own history… When I was eight years old, my father gave me a longbow for Christmas. I would shoot it for hours, perfecting my aim, practising until my hands were covered in calluses.

When I was nine my parents gave me a Welsh section B pony, jet black and beautiful, called Jacintha. I would roam the Welsh mountains for days on end, riding her and daydreaming.

Please see LindaDavies.com for more information on Linda’s thrillers for adults and her non-fiction memoir, Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas, the true story of her detention in Iran.