Beryl is a prolific best selling author. Beryl was born in Longley Road Tooting and lived in Strathbrook Road Streatham from 1956 to 1980.
Beryl was Secretary of Streatham CND for 10 years and the Streatham branch was one of the largest in the country
Her first book was published in 1985 and was an instant bestseller. From then on she wrote a best seller every year for the next 14 years. Some of her novels are family sagas like Hearts and Farthings and its sequel Kisses and Ha’pennies, some are modern stories like Laura’s Way and Maggie’s Boy, some are historical novels set in the 20th, 19th, or 18th century, some are war stories like A Time to Love and Avalanche of Daisies‘ which feature WW1 and WW2.
She reached the top payment level for public lending right with her 4th book and passed the million mark in sales with book number 12.
She has also written plays for the children she taught during a long teaching career, including teaching at Rosa Basset School Streatham in Welham Road on the Graveney School site, stories for various magazines and a novella about a conceited cat. Bloomsbury reader are currently reissuing her backlist on various ebook sites including Kindle.
She was the winner of the 2014 Blake Society Tithe Grant Award.