Books set in Devon by local author Liz Shakespeare.
About Liz Shakespeare…
|Shakespeare is an author who specialises in breathing life into the true stories of the past”. Historical Novel Review, February 2021
Books set in Devon by local author Liz Shakespeare. Liz has written six books inspired by the people, the history and the landscapes of Devon; they include novels based on true stories, social history and short stories.
Her first book was The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village. Then came Fever: A Story from a Devon Churchyard, an in-depth study which took seven years to research and write. The Turning of the Tide tells the true story of a young mother who spent several years in the workhouse, until a local doctor helped her to start a new life. All Around The Year has a short story for each month of the year, each set in a different Devon location.
The Postman Poet is a novel telling the extraordinary true life story of Edward Capern. The poems he composed while walking the Devon lanes on his postman’s round won him the support of the Prime Minister, Tennyson and Charles Dickens.
The Song of the Skylark, is based on the true story of a young parish apprentice sent to work on a remote Devon farm, and shines a light on the farming and chapel communities of nineteenth century Devon.
Liz’s new book is The Ordeal of Miss Lucy Jones. In 1879, the effigies of two local people are burned on Torrington Common by a disorderly crowd of three thousand people. But Miss Lucy Jones has done nothing wrong…
Liz will have all her books available at the Show and will be able to sign copies for customers.