Sue Bridgwater

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SUE BRIDGWATER was born in Plymouth in 1948 and after 20 years in Hackney, East London has now retired home to Devon. She has generally earned her living as a librarian, and has been writing seriously since the early 1980s.

Sue read English at Bedford College, London, graduating in 1970. Her M. Phil. in Children’s Fantasy Fiction was done externally during her children’s pre-school years, and was awarded in 1984. She was a Tutor in Literature and Creative Writing from 1982-96 for the Workers’ Educational Association (London District) and the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of London (now a part of Birkbeck College, University of London). Sue has completed a Birkbeck College Certificate in Creative Writing, September 2002-June 200
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Sue Bridgwater Quite a question! Couple spring to mind from Jane Austen, Dickens, Tolkien, Arthurian legend - the whole of literature indeed!

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Quite a question! Couple spring to mind from Jane Austen, Dickens, Tolkien, Arthurian legend - the whole of literature indeed!

In my teens I would probably have said 'Jane Eyre and Rochester,' but with adult hindsight it's all a bit intense and melodramatic.

I have a great love of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane - a relationship which in some ways echoes Darcy and Elizabeth with its undertow of prejudice and Misunderstanding.

In the end I would have to conform to my greatest love, and settle on Aragorn and Arwen, a deeply romantic story of love and hope deferred through many years and coming to joy at last; it also embodies hope and salvation for their world.(less)
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OF TORNADOS, ICE AGES AND VIRAL INFECTIONS

THE TORNADO (Walt Mason)

WE people infesting this excellent planet
emotions of pride in our victories feel;
we put up our buildings of brick and of granite,
equip them with trusses and bastions of steel.
Regarding the fruit of our earnest endeavour, we
cheerily boast as we weave through the town:
‘ A building like that one will stand there for-
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