Historical Novels  written by East Anglian Author Pauline Sabin Moore
Anglo Saxon fiction for lovers of historical novels


 The author gives illustrated talks: 'Secrets of Sutton Hoo' and 'Writing Anglo-Saxon historical novels' to Clubs, Societies and Schools. A SCREENPLAY OF BRIGHTFIRE IS NOW AVAILABLE

Historical Novelist  Pauline Sabin MoorePauline Sabin Moore

Born in Zambia, I lived in Cape Town, before leaving on a  transport ship in 1944 to return ‘home’ to England. My parents wanted to be with their families, even though World War 2 had not ended.

We lived in Kent, Surrey, Yorkshire and Norfolk before I went to Royal Holloway College, University of London, to read English (including Old English and Modern Drama). I have lived and taught in Suffolk since my marriage in 1964, and eventually became Head of English and Drama at Woodbridge School.

What is important to me? My family; literature, both reading and writing; theatre, on both sides of the curtain and travel. I am very fortunate to have travelled  almost worldwide, from Iceland to Australia.

Sutton Hoo HelmetI am a National Trust volunteer at Sutton Hoo (site of the famous ship burial and treasure) and a Sutton Hoo Society Guide.  I thoroughly enjoy sharing the history of Sutton Hoo  with thousands of visitors each year. Renewing my acquaintance with the Anglo-Saxons re-awakened my interest in their language, culture and customs, and lead me to write  two Anglo-Saxon historical novels based in the land of the Wuffings in the 7th century AD.

Apart from this writing, among the most exciting things I have done are swimming with dolphins on the Florida Keys, scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef and acting in the National Drama Festivals, where I was lucky enough to get a nomination in the Final.

Writing is something of a fourth career, as I have also worked as a TV film extra, and  run  a local bookshop. As our forebears knew, life is for living and knowledge is for sharing: I  enjoy giving talks to local societies and book clubs as well as doing book-signings.

Another book? Probably… What was happening in, say, 475 AD?

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