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My poetry, memoir, short and long fiction have all been published by independent presses. For more about me, please visit my About page and for details of my books, please visit Books. You can also read the opening pages of my memoir-in-progress, Lost Children on the Work in Progress page.

Mandy Sutter, author and writer

Latest book

Ted the Shed, published in April 2024 by Ings Press, is a memoir about sharing an allotment for ten years with a resourceful, pathologically independent 87 year old man – my Dad. The book started life as a blog called Reluctant Gardener (mainly as therapy for me!) People enjoyed reading it, so after Dad’s death aged 96, I pulled it together into a book. Cartoonist Janis Goodman illustrated it.

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Latest posts

  • Ted for sale at Crag House Farm

    Ted for sale at Crag House Farm

    Ted the Shed is now in stock at the beautiful farm/gift shop at Crag House Farm in Leeds. I knew their ethos was to champion local suppliers (such as Leeds Bread Co-operative and Horsforth Honey) but didn’t dare hope this extended to local authors too! They have an extensive plant nursery there and a great…

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  • Ted the Shed hits Bolton Abbey

    Ted the Shed hits Bolton Abbey

    Ted the Shed, the illustrated story of my 87-year-old Dad’s allotment, is now in stock at both the gift shops at Bolton Abbey, Skipton in Yorkshire. I’m super delighted by this. Firstly, I love Bolton Abbey. When we rescued our nervous German Shepherd dog five years ago, it was the only place she deemed safe…

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