Writer returns for book signing

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NOVELIST Julian Ruck sounds as Welsh as leeks but admits returning to Bury St Edmunds was like coming home.

He returned after six years back in Wales to do a book signing in W H Smith on Friday of his latest book in his first trilogy, An Equal Judge.

Born in Swansea 55 years ago, he trained in law in London and lived in several countries.

“I don’t know how I ended up in Bury,” he said. “I had been living in Denmark and got off the boat at Harwich but several educational institutions wanted law lecturers.”

He lectured at West Suffolk College and stayed 12 years. His next book, The Bent Brief, is set in Bury featuring a lawyer whose wife is killed.

His first book, Ragged Cliffs, was published only in Wales in 2006, followed by Inheritance Lost in 2008. Then Dinefwr Publishing bought rights to publish all three books internationally.