Iris Gower


Iris Gower is a Swansea-based novelist. Her historical romances are all set within Swansea and Gower in South Wales.

Born in 1939, Iris (Davies) now lives in Derwen Fawr, a part of Sketty, Swansea. She has four adult children, though her husband of 48 years, Tudor Davies, died on 15 April 2002 after suffering a major stroke.

She is one of the top-selling authors in the country, and was awarded an MA in Creative Writing by Cardiff University, as well as an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Wales, Swansea. She has written and published around 40 books including 26 novels.

The works of Iris Gower – as listed on her official website. http://www.irisgower.com

  • Burn Bright Shadow (1975)
  • The Copper Cloud (1976)
  • Return to Tip Row (1977)
  • Beloved Captive (1981)
  • Proud Mary (1984)
  • Spinners’ Wharf (1985)
  • Morgan’s Woman (1986)
  • Fiddler’s Ferry (1987)
  • The Loves of Catrin (1987)
  • Black Gold (1988)
  • Beloved Traitor (1981)
  • Beloved Rebel (1981)
  • The Sins of Eden (1990)
  • The Shoemakers Daughter (1991)
  • The Oyster Catchers (1992)
  • Honey’s Farm (1993)
  • Copper Kingdom (1994)
  • Arian (1994)
  • Sea Mistress (1995)
  • The Wild Seed (1996)
  • Firebird (1997)
  • Emerald (1998)
  • Dream Catcher (1998)
  • Destiny’s Child (1998)
  • Sea Witch (1998)
  • A Royal Ambition (1999)
  • Sweet Rosie (1999)
  • Daughters of Rebecca (2000)
  • Heart on Fire (2000)
  • When Night closes in (2000)
  • Heart in Ice (2000)
  • Kingdom’s Dream (2001)
  • Heart of Stone (2001)
  • Paradise Park (2002)
  • The Rowan Tree (2003)
  • Halfpenny Field (2004)
  • The Other Woman (2005)
  • Act of Love (2006)
  • Bargain Bride (2007)