"eland Bardwell was born in India, grew up in Leixlip and was educated in Dublin and London. She"
Leland Bardwell was born in India, grew up in Leixlip and was educated in Dublin and London. She wrote five novels, including Mother to a Stranger and The Girl on the Bicycle, as well as a volume of short stories, Different Kinds of Love. As a playwright, she has had work produced by RTÉ and the BBC, and her stage credits include No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf and Jocasta. Since her first collection of poems, The Mad Cyclist, appeared in 1970, she published four further collections. A co-editor of the long-running literary magazine Cyphers, Leland Bardwell died in 2016.