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Old Girl Authors

Many of our alumnae have gone on to write novels, children's books, poetry and articles. Explore them and their work here.

Debbie, Fat Bear, Friendly Bear and Paddy Paws

Debbie Kerridge HC 1969 presents her beautiful children's books

Debbie Kerridge HC 1969 has presented copies of her delightful children's books 'The Adventures of Fat Bear and Friends' all the way from Canada. Are you able to help with publication in the UK?

Posted on: 5 Feb 2019

Author, design, film and theatre, animals - a perfect combination!

Linda Coggin CG 1967 on writing, and her colourful creative career!

Linda Coggin CG 1967 says 'I think my education at St Swithun's gave me the confidence to try different things'.

Posted on: 28 Nov 2018

Alice at the Ideal Love launch party

An Ideal Debut Novel

Alice Burnett ED 1991 reflects what it means to be human in her debut novel, Ideal Love.

Posted on: 2 Nov 2017

Victoria & Abdul

'Victoria & Abdul' – a personal review by Aline Dobbie (HC 1962)

Aline Dobbie (Rose) HC 1962 is an author and travel writer passionate about India. Aline rates the film as a 'must see', what do other OGs think?

Posted on: 6 Oct 2017

The Brini Boy

Jane McCulloch asks can a friend save you from the electric chair?

Jane McCulloch's (1959) latest novel is based on a true story of friendship.

Posted on: 19 May 2017

Aline Dobbie explains why we should all watch 'Viceroy's House'

'Viceroy’s House' – a personal review by Aline Dobbie (H 1962)

Aline Dobbie (H 1962) is an author and travel writer passionate about India. Aline has written a very personal and poignant review of ‘Viceroy’s House’ and urges fellow OGs to watch the film.

Posted on: 22 Mar 2017

Pages from The Talkative Sparrow and other stories, by Elizabeth Clark

Old Girl author Elizabeth Clark

OG Frances Donaldson E 1961 tells us about her Great Aunt (also an Old Girl) whose books are being re-printed.

Posted on: 15 Feb 2017

Award-winning novelist Chibundu Onuzo

Old Girl Author Chibundu Onuzo HA 2009

Read The Guardian's book review

Posted on: 22 Dec 2016

story image for Old Girl Author Miriam Moss ED 1973

Old Girl Author Miriam Moss ED 1973

Carnegie Award nominee Miriam Moss

Posted on: 13 Dec 2016