Martine Jane Roberts


I was born in a small rural town in Hertfordshire, England. My ancestry has been traced back to the 3rd century AD in Nottingham, England. Before this, we were Danish Vikings. (I guess we were part of an invasion party).
Until the early 20th century, we were landowners and farmers in Kent & Essex. With the modernisation of farming techniques, we sold up and moved nearer to the capital, finally settling in Tring.

I am a full-time writer and work from home. I also write articles for various magazines, charities, and private publications. I especially like to write about the Regency era, having been inspired by Jane Austen.
Before I decided to become a full-time writer, I worked for the British Government.

My paternal grandparents, who inspired my love of the past, were both teachers, specialising in English and History.
My paternal grandmother was also a descendant of the Scottish Clan of Galbraith. We have our own clan tartan in the colours of black, green, blue and white squares.
My mother is descended from the single family of Standingford, (often spelt the Anglo-Saxon way of Stanton). There is only one family with this name and all, no matter how distantly, are related. We have our own heraldic shield and family motto. Dum Spiro, While I Breathe.

I am the middle of five children, with an older sister, a twin brother and a younger sister and brother.
My hobbies include reading, writing, walking, puzzles, listening to classical music, swimming, and jet skiing.
I enjoy a variety of authors, including Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Noel Coward, and of course, Jane Austen, while my favourite composer is Bach.
My husband and I have been married forty plus years, and we have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I've read all the classics author's like Dickens, the Bronte's, Mary Shelley, Lewis Carroll, as well as Jane Austen. I find Noel Cowards comedies very funny, and the same goes for Shakespeare too. My favourite Shakespeare play is The Taming of the Shrew, and I recommend everyone read or watch it at least once. Oscar Wilde is also a favourite of mine, but I have to be in the right mood to read most of his work. I loved all the Harry Potter books, and for a bit of suspense, I turn to James Patterson. At the moment, I am reading Unequal Affections by Lara S Ormiston. She’s a wonderful writer.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer to buy and download books to my iPod. I can take it anywhere and listen discreetly without bothering anyone around me. If a book I want to read is not available in audio form, I read them on either my iPhone or iPad.
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Mr Darcy's Proposal. A Darcy & Elizabeth Story
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: British English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Mr Darcy is determined to make Elizabeth Bennet his wife. At first, Elizabeth resists his attempts to woo her, but slowly her feelings begin to change. Then, George Wickham and his secret accomplice rear their heads in London. Elizabeth is called upon to save not only her own sister, but also Mr Darcy's. This story has love, wit, danger & excitement, taking you on a roller coaster ride of emotion

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