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.
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Mr Darcy's Proposal. A Darcy & Elizabeth Story
by Martine Jane Roberts
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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