Profile: Rosamunde Bott

About This Author

I wanted to write ever since I was old enough to hold a pen, but I did not manage to complete a full novel until I was in my 30s. I have taken a twisty, winding road to where I am today! Starting out as an actress in London, I then switched course completely to become a secretary, and eventually wound up teaching in an agricultural college in Northamptonshire. Throughout most of my various careers, I have written - short stories, articles and novels - sometimes sitting on trains and in waiting rooms, and sometimes in the college staff room. Taking an Open University Degree in history and literature, I was inspired to write on historical subjects, and when I became a professional genealogist, the two genres of writing and genealogy seemed to fit together very well. And as Monica Dickens once said (to paraphrase), all those different careers were all experience to feed my writing. I currently live in south Warwickshire and alongside my ancestry research service, I am working on my next work, which is a historical novel set in Victorian theatre.

This Author's Books

After moving from her busy, but unrewarding, life in London to live in the country and try to write, Catherine Burns feels a little lost and lonely, and discovers that writing does not come as easily as she had thought. However, she soon bumps into the en....
ISBN: 9781784077693
Published: 10 June 2014
Transported by a magic stone to the land of Drombar, four children find themselves on a quest to save its people from the darkness that is creeping over the land. They must travel to the most dangerous place of all – the source of the darkness and the evi....
ISBN: 9781785104077
Published: 16 December 2014