It's never too late

I was delighted to read on the online Guardian news site today about a 'mature' lady who has just landed her first book deal.

Myrrha Stanford-Smith, an 82 year old teacher, theatre director and grandmother, has obtained a three book agreement with publisher Honno. Her debut novel The Great Lie appeared in bookshops last week.

Based around her Elizabethan hero Nick Talbot, who buckles his swash on a regular basis, the novel dips into the rivalry between William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlow as 16 year old Nick runs away with a troupe of travelling players to London.

It just goes to show that you should never give up on the dream.


  1. Your comment on British literary news is fine.
    Congratulations, dear Fi.
    I invite you to contribute with your writings at Contemporary Literary Horizon, a multicultural and bilingual magazine - online and printed version.
    Daniel D. Peaceman, writer and editor of CHMagazine


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