Author whose Isle life shapd her writing skills set to launch new book

Time spent as a child in the Isle shaped the writing skills of an author who launches her new book next month.

Virginia Crow was born in North Lincolnshire and was educated at St Norbert’s Primary in Crowle and the former North Axholme Academy.

She began writing at an early age and includes a strong moral undercurrent in all her stories, having graduated from the University of Hull with a degree in theology.

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Virginia returned to the University of Hull to complete a PGCE in RE teaching and worked at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough.

She moved north to Scotland in 2010, where she now teaches piano, singing and violin. While this is her dream job, she continues to write at every possible opportunity, using experience from her Scottish home, and her Lincolnshire childhood, to inspire every piece.

Her new book is entitled Day’s Dying Glory and is being launched at The Ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber on Tuesday April 11.

The story follows one family through war, and the trials of a suffocating society. Arabella wishes to be a Lady. Imogen wants to teach.

Catherine yearns to join the army.

The realisation dawns on them all that life is never that simple. As the girls’ idyllic existence falls apart around them, they must overcome tragedies and challenges to find their place in a world where betrayal and secrets threaten everything they hold dear, and where no one is quite who they seem.

The free launch includes a performance of five scenes from the book by Duckegg Theatre Company.