Profile: Elizabeth Tebby Germaine

About This Author

Since 2011 I have written some non fiction books and recently three novels. The books on history happened because I had some striking original documents and photos and was given more. The books on piano playing (grade 5 - 8 - UK grades) were based on ideas used during years of piano teaching and playing. The violin/viola duets were based on material I would carry around when teaching string instruments and conducting beginners' orchestras. The novels were a surprise and just seemed to develop. But I enjoy every minute of the writing and editing.ADDED OCTOBER 2018 My time is divided between piano work, writing in some form, playing the fiddle in a folk band and painting. A recent children’s book – ‘Sir Vivor does a clever thing’ – is a story about a spider together with my own experimental illustrations. Another story is already developing with further picture ideas.I enjoy doing talks about the history books and novels but promotion generally seems less interesting than writing another book – there are so many things one should be doing to make one’s books known and I am full of good intentions to make more effort with that. With 'Sir Vivor Does a Clever Thing' the antics of the little spider characters are pure entertainment though the process of creating a story and solving problems with the design seems to work the same way - little solutions occur day by day.

This Author's Books

The third novel in a Trilogy. It was a great circle, but when Jonathan finally met someone who would understand this he wasn't able to talk to him about it. His mind wasn't his own, but WHAT WAS IT THAT HAD TAKEN OVER? And had it taken over, and what coul....
ISBN: 9781786979995
Published: 9 September 2017
This is the sequel to 'JONATHAN'S MISTAKE a shocking story'. Belinda, a sixteen year old runaway is lost and frightened in London and finds temporary refuge with a drug addict and petty criminals. Will anyone understand the horror of what she has escaped ....
ISBN: 9781786976581
Published: 24 August 2017
Who is Jonathan? - an approachable country vicar regarded as an inspired speaker and loyal friend. Fearless and energetic he spends time with lonely and vulnerable people while his mind is in turmoil following his wife's sudden death and growing doubts ab....
ISBN: 9781786972477
Published: 20 September 2017
Striking personal stories are told within the context of bitter and dangerous conflicts in China and Burma between 1927 and 1951. Included is a detailed diary written by author's mother, Josephine Chapman about her 700 mile escape from the Japanese Invasi....
ISBN: 9781786976901
Published: 23 March 2017
This book contains very clear scale charts in all the major and minor keys and more which make them easier to learn around grade 5(UK grades) and beyond. Arpeggio exercises build technique and show alternative fingerings and ways of developing the importa....
ISBN: 9781788764407
Published: 25 July 2018
The second of three books shows ways of practising the piano, covering: intelligent repetition and getting results, finger strengthening, breaking music up to make it easier to learn, active thumbs, alternative fingering ideas, balancing parts, cross rhyt....
ISBN: 9781788764728
Published: 10 August 2018
In this book are lists of over 600 classical, jazz and contemporary piano pieces from grade 5 - 8 (including some at grade 4) These are taken from an index of pieces set for piano exams between 1971 and 2014 made available to the author by the Associated ....
ISBN: 9781788764438
Published: 25 July 2018
This book contains similar material to 'REALLY USEFUL VIOLIN DUETS'. Both are written for beginners to grade 3. Fun arrangements of folk music and original duets in classical and jazz styles can be played by viola pupils from an early stage, together with....
ISBN: 9781786102270
Published: 20 October 2015
Fun arrangements of folk music and original duets in classical and jazz styles can be played by complete beginners on the violin, along with a teacher or parent. Clear fingerboard charts and straightforward illustrations help to build a basic understandin....
ISBN: 9781786101761
Published: 29 September 2015
(Some of my paintings can be seen on www.ukartistsonline.com) I have started collecting and editing some of my photographs many of which were taken as studies for paintings using the automatic settings on my Pentax Optio LS 465. Many seemed worth looking ....
ISBN: 9781788762793
Published: 9 March 2018
An adorable little spider tells an amazing story. We see how terrifying his life can be and watch as he practises his web building skills. One day he wanders off by himself never dreaming that he would spin such an enormous web. It’s a good thing he’s a f....
ISBN: 9781788765190
Published: 30 November 2018
Tens of thousands of civilians of many races and the British Army, together with Chinese soldiers and many Indian soldiers were forced to flee northwards in Burma in 1942. The invasion was swift and by May almost all of the country had been overrun by the....
ISBN: 9781786970206
Published: 7 August 2017
These rare black and white images give us glimpses of the distant and mysterious land of Burma/Myanmar. For many years it was shut off from the world under a repressive military government and now in 2018 current events are disturbing and puzzling to the ....
ISBN: 9781788763967
Published: 8 June 2018