Jawatta Road is an evocative and imaginative read. Judy vividly sets the scenes of a colonial Colombo, and adventures throughout the island. Anyone who has visited Sri Lanka will thoroughly enjoy this book.
by Alexie Sommer
Born into the fourth generation of a colonial family and raised between England and Sri Lanka, Judy developed a love of different cultures and the unknown at an early age.
Travelling between England and Colombo laid the foundations for Judy's love of adventure. After training as a physiotherapist she lived in Cape Town and travelled through Africa. She worked and raised her three daughters in Karachi, the Sultanate of Oman and Saudi Arabia before returning to the UK.
Separation from her family, at an early age, instilled a need and love for writing. Through the latter part of her career, she specialised in children with learning difficulties writing extensive reports, articles and lectured widely.
Judy lives in Sussex, travels to visit her daughters in France and Oman, and spends the winter months in New Zealand.
'Jawatta Road' is her first published book.