AN AUTHOR who once lived on Anglesey has returned to the island to talk about her latest release on the preservation of wild flowers.

Janice Madden, who was once an English teacher in the Holyhead area, now lives in Adelaide, Australia and has been writing since she was just five years old.

The 78-year-old, who was born in Crewe, is returning to Anglesey to talk about her latest book entitled "The Flower Collection".

Janice will be appearing at Oriel Mon in Llangefni for 2pm on Thursday and then the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead from 6pm on Sunday to share details of what her book entails.

Professor Roy Chantrell will be on hand to launch the book alongside the author who will be giving a 30 minute talk and signing copies after the session.

"The book itself is heavily linked to the Massey Sisters, whose drawings detailing Anglesey's flowers are kept at Oriel Mon in Llangefni," Janice said.

"My father (George) inspired me to write from an early age as he was my greatest story teller. I have always had an interest in flowers and to come back to Anglesey to talk about my latest book is an honour."

Janice moved to Australia in 1987, but does her best to launch her books in North Wales which she calls her "spiritual home."