Elizabeth Jane Corbett

About me

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh and blogs at http:// elizabethjanecorbett.com. She is a reluctant gym member, a lover of red shoes, good coffee, dark chocolate, commuter cycling and, of course, historical fiction. In 2007, an early draft of her historical novel, Chrysalis, was short-listed for a manuscript development award. In 2009, her short story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. More recently, her short story, The Wharfie, received a Highly Commended in the inaugural Boroondara Short Story competition. She has recently completed a complete re-draft her historical novel and is working on final edits prior to submission.

From my website

Blog one – o Gymru (from Wales)

It’s Saturday afternoon and I am sitting in Adam and Andy’s cafe drinking coffee. A flat white, nonetheless. How to make a Melbourne girl feel at home. It’s been a frenetic week but, six days in, I’m feeling relaxed and happy. Rather than give you a blow by blow of…

Some pre-travel conversations

With five days until I leave for Wales I find myself having some interesting conversations:   ‘What will the weather be like in Wales, Liz?’ ‘Summer when I arrive.’ ‘And after that?’ ‘Autumn.’ ‘Followed by winter?’ ‘Well, yes…’ ‘So, it’ll be cold and grey and it will rain a lot?’…

Poldark – a post series reflection

I didn’t watch the Poldark TV series in the 1970’s. But I’ve seen the DVDs at the library, looking somewhat dated and uninspiring. I have also turned the novels over in my hand and wondered whether I might enjoy them. They are Cornish and therefore Celtic, Cerynweg being a sister…

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