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Meriel Brooke

Brilley, United Kingdom


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In June 2014, my first novel, 'An Impossible Marriage', was published to good reviews. It was first published under the title of 'Blood Marriage'.
I started writing this book nine years ago and originally it was just a record of my father's career (he fought in both world wars). Then I realised it would make a good story.
I was born in Malaya, was sent to boarding school in England at the tender age of three, qualified as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital and worked for a plastic surgeon before following my heart and changing careers to act in film, TV and stage including the American Shakespeare Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. I wrote and directed several plays and was a member of the Directors' Guild.
Some years ago I moved to Herefordshire and set up a small organic farm with my husband.
My first book, 'Pot of Gold', a humorous account of downshifting, was first published in 1997 and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary about our farm.
My children's book, 'Jacqueline Jackdaw', is about a clever jackdaw who becomes friends with a young boy.
My second novel, 'Sweet Mungo', about a young actor, confused about his sexuality, was published in September 2014. I've started writing another novel, about a young wife whose husband cheats on her.

Interests: I love reading, opera, dogs and all animals

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • An Impossible Marriage
  • Sweet Mungo
  • Nonfiction

  • Pot of Gold