I’m Verity, a journalist with a long commute which leaves me with a plenty of time to indulge in my massive book habit. I started this blog to try and make myself keep track of the state of my to-read pile backlog – after my mum told me she gets worried if she has more than 10 books waiting to be read – when I have over 50 paperbacks alone.
I’ve loved books and stories since my parents first started reading stories to me, and these days I get through a frightening number of books. I read lots of different things and go through phases of reading a lot of the same genre. My guilty pleasure is historical fiction – the sort you get from the States with scantily clad heroines on the front cover. They live a shamefaced existence on the top shelf of one of my spare room book cases.
My favourite authors include Dorothy L Sayers, Laurie Graham, Georgette Heyer, Jasper Fforde, Terry Pratchett, Elizabeth Peters and Elinor M Brent Dyer (I told you I read a lot of different genres).
Find me on Goodreads to get a blow-by-blow account of what I’m reading.
I’m on Twitter and Instagram where you’ll find out probably more than you wanted to know about my train company (Twitter) and what I’m cooking (Instagram).
If you want to get in touch, Twitter is your best option.
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Finally someone that knows about Elinor M Brent Dyer!
At some point I’ll take a photo of my EBD shelves!
Hey Verity! Can I interest you in my audiobook? It’s about a struggling artist who gets a lifetime commission, but discovers his perfect patron has ulterior motives. It’s very different, it’s very fun, it’s very free. My wordpress site has all the details.
I assume, Verity, you are familiar with Girls Gone By Publishers who specialise in reprinting Elinor M Brent Dyer novels, and others?
You might also be interested in my survey article on Robina Beckles Willson:
Gough, J. 2019. “Meet Robina Beckles Willson”. ePublished at Acaedmia.edu: https://www.academia.edu/41037131/JG_Remembering_Robina_Beckles_Willson
hello! I have all the EBD Chalet Schools that GGB have done! But yes, they’re fab. And thank you for the link to your article.
Excellent, thanks, Verity. I’d be interested in any thoughts you have about my article on Robina Beckles Willson’s life and work.
You might also be interested in my work on Elizabeth Goudge as adult and children’s author; and other authors — articles at Academia.eau