Lelita Baldock is an award-winning author of historical fiction.

Represented by Anna Klerfalk of InterSaga Literary Agency, London.

Lelita's 4th novel A Machine of Fingers  coming soon.

She is the author of two historical fiction novels. Her 2020 debut, Widow's Lace, is a tale of hidden desires, fears and betrayal, set between Australia and England. Her latest release, Where the Gulls Fall Silent, uncovers the everyday realities of life on the Cornish coast, and explores the impact of social structures and expectations on individuals and their choices.  Read more ... 

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Where the Gulls
Fall Silent

A small fishing village, a shunned healer, her daughter, tradition, superstition and a world set to change.

Where the Gulls Fall Silent is an historical fiction that explores the lives of the fishermen and women who made their living from the rough Atlantic Ocean; the hardship they faced; the secrets that divided them; and the community spirit that pulled them through.

A story of love, loss, hope and second chances.

Available now

This book has been one of my favourites of 2021
This book has been one of my favourites of 2021
And has become a favourite in general. A breathtakingly beautiful, powerful, poignant and significant book. Cannot recommend it highly enough. I'm looking forward to reading this author's other books.
 It's a book you continue to think about long after you've read the last page
It's a book you continue to think about long after you've read the last page
This book warmed my heart. I genuinely loved it. The prose is beautiful, words that are crafted with the author's heart. And the setting... OH, just stunning. Yes, the setting IS character in this incredible novel set around a fishing village during the 19th Century. Lelita Baldock has written an incredible book and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Truly beautiful
Truly beautiful
This is such a wonderfully written and descriptive book that will throw every emotion at you. I could smell the salt air and feel the icy wind as I read- Lelita created a beautifully scenic story.

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Novels by Lelita Baldock

The Unsound Sister

Available now

Are you responsible for a crime you can't remember?
Who really killed Grant Huxley?

This book was fast-paced, intriguing and had me right on the edge of my seat. The characters were very well written; they all had their own profiles and back story. The story started at the murder and unravelled as the pages turned. Sometimes I was certain knew what happened only to be stumped by the next sliver of information. And.... without giving too much away; holy plot twist!!! Awesome story, I loved it.

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Widow's Lace

Available now

A hundred year old mystery, the widow left behind, a fallen soldier, an unnamed body and a young student determined to find the truth.

I love a good historical fiction and 'Widow's Lace' did not disappoint. I can't believe that this is the author's debut novel. I loved how the stories intertwined and honestly could not put it down. Excellent read!

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The Village People Spy

12 Apr 2023

I am through to round two in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge 2023. Not only that - my entry came top in my group. Here's the entry (language warning)


Five Fun Facts: Cornwall

4 Oct 2022

The first in my new series of posts where I delve into the most interesting facts and information I come across while researching my novels. First up: Cornwall!


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