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I'm a product of a convent boarding school in the south of England in the 1950s and early 60s. You can probably guess I received an old-fashioned education. I learned a great deal about the humanities and practically nothing in the sciences. I understand Latin, speak French fluently and my German isn't bad. I read the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English when I was 16 and Shakespeare is an open book. But the only science I remember is the ditty: Miss Cummings (our teacher) was a scientist, alas she is no more, for what she took for H2O (water) was H2SO4 (sulphuric acid). Not bad, eh? Words to live by.
I met my American husband while working in Brussels (Belgium). Then we moved to Bonn (Germany). I had three children in a foreign tongue. If you want to know how to say "push" in French and German, ask me!
I've lived in the USA for over 40 years, have seven grandchildren and the same husband I started with. We live in a small town in upstate New York but nowadays spend the winter in Florida. I need to sell lots of books so we can buy a waterfront condo! (laughs ironically).
I love my garden, telling my grandchildren stories and eating desserts. I'd give up a steak for a Key Lime Pie any day!
I began writing Regency Romances 18 months ago after the death of my beloved sister who was in the convent with me all those years ago. We used to read them under the covers with a torch after lights out. My books are dedicated to her. I've so far indie published three, and I'm editing a trilogy for publication later this year.
I love Regency Romances and they've always been a guilty pleasure. I was a French professor, and I tell you, after a day of teaching Existentialism, you need a bit of sprigged muslin and some polished topboots to clear your head.
But more than that, I think they fulfill a need for order and calm that is so lacking in our lives today. You know that Almack's is only going to allow entry to men in white britches; you know young ladies may only dance twice with the same man at the ball; you know the couple is going to get together, no matter how mis-matched they appear to be, or how many obstacles are in their path. There is something soothing about it all. Of course it's escapism, of course it's often silly, but it's always satisfying.
Having been a teacher for 30 years, I find I can't get away from the urge to provoke discussion. Plus, I belong to three Book Groups. I've therefore included Discussion Topics at the end of my last two novels. I hope my readers will have fun with them.
My WEBSITE – second only to my children as a miracle of creation
Please check out my website. Being of a generation that grew up without even television, I am not a technology guru. I can't tell you how long it took me to create it. But I uploaded (or is that downloaded, who knows?) audio files and even a YouTube video of me reading the first chapter of all of my novels. If you can stand my very proper British accent (remember my upbringing!), you might like it. Americans usually do, Brits do not.
I am also lucky enough to have an advice column penned by Lady Imogen, who snags the handsome Duke in my first book. She rejects him at first. I wouldn't have, I'm telling you!
She has good advice, though she rarely understand the question.
And, if that weren't inducement enough, you can request a free short story.
G.L. ROBINSON'S WEBSITE
She's a wealthy widow.
He's a handsome rake.
He asks. She says no.
But can she stay away?
She's an orphan wanting to open a school for poor girls.
He's a fashionable fribble wanting to avoid marriage arranged by his grandma.
Will they both learn what love is?
She's a plain Jane governess. He's a strict guardian and an Earl.
They have very different ideas about educating his ward.
Will philosophy bring them together?
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