Monday, 28 June 2010

The time of the octogenarian...

82-year-old grandmother Myrrha Stanford-Smith, is celebrating today after she landed herself a book deal for her debut novel. 'The Great Lie', set to be part of a trilogy, details the account of a young Elizabethan runaway Nick Talbot and his subsequent adventures with rivals Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

The 'gobsmacked' writer says her novel now lies in 'pride of place' next to her favourite authors on her bookshelf at home, careful to leave a space for the next two to come. Stanford-Smith, who attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has founded the Ucheldre Repertory Company, and will be directing a production of 'Richard III' in the autumn. Here is a interview with the author.

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