Profile: Penny Harrison

About This Author

Born in the 1950s Penny was lucky enough to grow up in an era where children were allowed to roam relatively free and coming home when hungry! Her spirit of adventure and love of travel started at an early age when exploring the Hertfordshire countryside on her tricycle! She has visited many countries and travelled extensively in the United Kingdom. She went to school in Brighton; St Mary's Hall, one of the earliest schools for girls, founded by the Reverend Henry Venn Elliott, and has spent over 5 years following the school's closure, establishing it as a virtual presence for Old Girls. She lists among her achievements a successful campaign for a Blue Plaque to HVE and his sister Charlotte, renowned Victorian hymn writer and life-long invalid. Penny has published a travel book, penned by a Victorian Clergyman and a cookbook aimed primarily but not exclusively at Old Girls of SMH. Mother of one daughter, Penny still works in the National Health Service but writes in her spare time and is currently penning a series which she hopes to have published in a magazine. She blames her love of reading on her mother - an emormous influence in her life, and her love of music on her paternal grandfather, a talented pianist, organist and true gentleman.

This Author's Books

St Mary's Hall, Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex was founded in 1836 by Revd. Henry Venn Elliott, as a school for the daughters of clergy.Following the closure of the school in 2009 many of the school buildings are now owned and used by the Brighton and Su....
ISBN: 9781784076054
Published: 18 April 2014
The identity of the Clergyman whose diary this is unknown. He clearly travelled extensively in Europe in the 1870s, using Thomas Cook Vouchers to do so. His opinions are fascinating and offer an insight into the moral thinking of the time which is often (....
ISBN: 9781782993070
Published: 22 April 2013