Meriel Brooke's Books - novelist and children's author

About Meriel Brooke

Meriel Brooke 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 her heart and entering the world of dramatic art. She acted in film, TV and theatre, including the American Shakespeare Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. Meriel toured her one-woman play, 'Shakespeare's Women', and wrote and directed several award-winning plays. Some years ago she moved to Herefordshire and set up a small organic farm with her husband, Roger.

Meriel's first book, Pot of Gold, a humorous account of downshifting to the country, was first published in 1997 and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary. An Undesirable Marriage, a cosmopolitan novel about wartime separation, is based on her father's life, and her novel, Sugar Pants, reflects the effect of boyhood abuse on a young actor's life. Her children's book, The Story of Jacqueline Jackdaw, the tale of a boy and a jackdaw, was inspired by some letters about a pet jackdaw, written to a sick child by an old lady.

Brooke's Books © 2016 published by Ex-L-Ence Publishing