St Bride’s School Series

A fun blend of romantic comedy and cosy mystery set in an eccentric English boarding school for girls

“A deftly comic series of perfect, feel-good reads” – Susan Grossey

If you enjoyed classic boarding school stories as a child – Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers and St Clare’s series, the Chalet School and St Trinian’s, you’ll love my new Staffroom at St Bride’s series!

cover of Stranger at St Bride's

This series will follow the course of a school year, focusing on the quirky teachers and other staff, all of whom are hiding intriguing secrets, revealed as the series progresses. The pupils feature in cameo roles, but this is a school story for grown-ups, rather than children.

The stories are told by new recruit Gemma Lamb, who joined the staff when other options of jobs with tied accommodation fell through (lighthouse keeper, nun. etc).

The school happens to be in the same parish as Wendlebury Barrow, home to Debbie Young’s popular Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries, and there is some crossover between the two series, adding an extra element of fun.

The first in the series, Secrets at St Bride’s, was  shortlisted for the Bookbrunch Selfies Award 2020, given to the best independently published fiction in the UK. The sequel, Stranger at St Bride’s, was published in July 2020. The third, Scandal at St Bride’s, is now in the planning stages.

To find out more about Secrets at St Bride’s, click here.

To find out more about Stranger at St Bride’s,click here

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Secrets at St Bride’s is a fun and pacy novel by an author who clearly knows her market.” – The Selfies Book Awards 2020 Judging Panel

“The perfect book! I loved it! There was plenty to amuse me and distract my anxious brain, and it took me to a lovely safe place. Thank you so much for writing such an entertaining and intelligent book.” – Katie Fforde

“Oh what fun! Wonderful characterisation, cosy humour and intrigue, and a natural, carefully paced writing style that makes it easy to keep turning the pages. If you’re after some light and highly entertaining relief from the real world look no further!” – Karen Inglis

“A perfect novel to read right now – perfect escapism.” – Jane Davis