Profile: Winter Rosalind

About This Author

Rosalind Winter was born in India in 1948 and brought up in Warwickshire. She received BA and MA degrees in English Language and Literature from the University of London, and taught Early English for a year at University College, Cork, before being awarded her PhD in 1974 for a thesis on Beowulf. A diverse career included working for the British Council, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Aston University, and the National Trust. She also served for ten years as an officer in 67 (The Queen’s Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry Signal Squadron) (Volunteers). The final highly enjoyable fifteen years of her working life were spent managing the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Medical Committee and the South-West Regional Association of Local Medical Committees. She took early retirement in 2006, and published her first novel, Ready, Steady, Dig! in 2008, followed by a sequel, Gnome or Mr Nice Guy, in 2010. A book of short stories for children, The Mice of St Goran, was published in 2011 in aid of the St Goran Bell Fund. In 2015 she edited her Mother’s memoirs, Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea: The Life and Times of Audrey Winter. She has also edited and published two novels by her friend, the late Lesley J Nickell, Butterfly: Painted Lady (2013), and Butterfly: Mourning Cloak (2016), and is currently working on a third Rooks Ridge novel, provisionally entitled The Curse of the Corvos. Rosalind Winter now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, where she is a member of the Parish Team of All Saints Church, Luddington, and Deputy Chair of Stratford in Bloom.

This Author's Books

Lady Mary Villiers, the beautiful ward of King Charles I and daughter of his father’s favourite, is the pampered darling of the doomed royal court. Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the King’s charismatic nephew, is a brilliant soldier and man of science. Again....
ISBN: 9781782999928
Published: 24 October 2013
Mourning Cloak is the second of two volumes of Butterfly, but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Mourning Cloak continues the story of the romance between King Charles I’s ward, Lady Mary Villiers, and the King’s cousin, Prince Rupert of the Rhine. ....
ISBN: 9781786976697
Published: 6 February 2017
Britain, AD 423. The Roman legions have departed, and the Saxons are coming. Some are peaceful settlers. Some come to pillage and burn.When a Saxon war band murders his sister and destroys his home on Rooks Ridge, the young half-Roman slave Hob is forced ....
ISBN: 9781839457845
Published: 18 February 2021
The expression 'Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea' comes from the game of mahjong, and means winning against tremendous odds and when you least expect it. After a series of lacklustre romances, Audrey Pearce accepts a lift to a dance and meets ....
ISBN: 9781785109379
Published: 8 July 2015
ISBN: 9781849230414
Published: 8 December 2008
Stories for children aged 4 to 10 (and grown-ups of any age!)
ISBN: 9781849234610
Published: 1 November 2011