Profile: Elizabeth Tebby Germaine

About This Author

Since 2011 I have written some non fiction books and three novels which I am currently revising. 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. I enjoy every minute of the writing and editing. ADDED OCTOBER 2018 My time is divided between piano work doing several recitals a year, writing in some form and 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. SEPTEMBER 2022 I have been revising this and planning several more. The second one is SIR VIVOR HELPS A FRIEND and is nearly completed, the third - SIR VIVOR GOES INDOORS will give an opportunity for an entirely different style of illustrations. TALKS I enjoy giving talks about the history books (details on and reviews on

This Author's Books

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: 29 May 2020
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: 19 February 2020
This book contains unique and very clear scale charts in all the major and minor keys 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 impor....
ISBN: 9781788764407
Published: 13 January 2020
The second of three books contains 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 r....
ISBN: 9781788764728
Published: 13 January 2020
In this book are lists of over 600 classical, jazz and contemporary piano pieces from grade 5 - 8, including some at grade 4, (UK grades) These are taken from an index of pieces set for piano exams between 1971 and 2014 made available to the author by the....
ISBN: 9781788764438
Published: 13 January 2020
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 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
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