About

Tania is absolutely thrilled and honoured that Book Two of her Banbury Street series, THE STREET OF BROKEN DREAMS, won the prestigious SAGA OF THE YEAR award 2020!

Tania was born in London and lived in Banbury Street, Battersea, which is the setting for her two most recent titles. However, at a very young age the family moved to Surrey where Tania's love of the countryside took root. She always enjoyed reading and has composed stories ever since she could hold a pen. After studying French Literature at university, she devoted twenty years to bringing up her family. But her passion for writing never left her, and side by side with her in-depth research into Victorian social history, she began to pen her novels in earnest as her family grew up.

When Tania discovered Morwellham Quay, the restored Victorian copper port and now living history museum in Devon, she fell in love with this magical place and felt a spiritual compulsion to create a story that would illustrate life there in times gone by. This led to the publication of her debut novel, 'Morwellham's Child', recently republished as The Harbour Master's Daughter, and now Tania has thirteen published titles with which to thrill her readers.

Tania has now written an entire series of novels illustrating the rich history of Tavistock and the surrounding area of Dartmoor from Victorian times to the 1950's. Having completed a series of Twentieth Century stories set in London and the south east, she is now intending to return to Devon for her future novels. She draws very much on her own experiences of life to create her books. She hates being catagorised as a writer of historical romance. The history comes first, she insists, and the human tales develop from her research. The characters lead harsh, demanding lives and their stories are often cruel and harrowing.

Tania has been happily married for forty five years and claims she would never have achieved her success without her husband's support. They have three grown up children, two grandchildren and three grand-dogs!