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Eyes of Freedom:

Romantic mystery spanning three generations

Finest White:

Passionate romance defying the laws of apartheid

Shears of Fate:

A complicated love affair in the face of revolution

                        Leslie Walter

   I do not think of myself as a dreamer, perhaps my knowledge of poverty and social injustice has left me somewhat cynical. However, I do have faith in the enthusiasm of youth and I trust in the strength of young people to continue to dismantle barriers.
    Each of my novels is clearly classified as romantic fiction and is driven by the desires of young men and women falling in love and refusing to sacrifice the power of their love in order to conform to the impositions and intolerances of the environment in which they live.

    I am sometimes asked why I introduce explicit sexuality into my writing, my reply is that sex is unavoidable and is extremely powerful, it can inspire the most timid of personalities to overcome their inhibitions and accomplish what may otherwise prove impossible for them. Making love in every form, be it adolescent experimentation, romantic adoration, passionate desire, flirtatiousness or even aggressivity, it is the ultimate expression of the relationship between two people, and detailing this physicality conveys to the reader the true emotion of the relationship between the characters.  
   Ultimately each one of us, in our individual way, is a romantic; we all wish for a perfect loving relationship in which we can share our emotions and desires. This belief is the inspiration for my writing.
     I hope you enjoy joining the characters in my novels and accompanying them through the pages of their journey. I wish you good reading.   
                       Leslie Walter.
Fighters of the world,
                          lay down your arms.
Writers of the world,
                          never surrender your pens.
    I am of a favoured generation, raised in England through the so called 'swinging sixties', we were fortunate to experience the kind of freedom which had been denied to our parents and former generations. The world was our oyster, and we happily feasted upon it.
    Unfortunately, this  freedom was not an international right, many people lived and continue to live in poverty and oppression. Travelling the world I can bear witness to this fact, it is without doubt the greatest failure of our society.
    Man's inhumanity to man is unjustifiable in any form. We are all raised within the indiginous society to which we are born and educated, perhaps indoctrinated, to the beliefs and  standards of our parental society. This defines us, our cultural understanding, our religious beliefs and our politicial persuasion. It would not be a problem if all societies could adopt similar ideals and tolerances, unfortunately this will always prove to be impossible. 
    This recognition is clearly identifiable in my writing, and I make no apologies for this. For those of you who are already familiar with my work you will also be familiar with my common theme of young people reaching out across cultural, religious  and political barriers in order to fulfil their goals.
  When John Lennon wrote the song 'Imagine' it was his personal plea for unity and  peace. In the song he accepts that he could be judged to be 'a dreamer', but his message continues to be sung by young generations in all corners of the world.

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"As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself, but do not harm others."
Omar Khayyam