Myrrha Stanford-Smith, an 82 year old writer, is seeing her first novel published. Not only that…it’s a three book deal!
The Brighton-born writer secured herself a deal with publisher Honno, for a trilogy based around her swashbuckling Elizabethan hero Nick Talbot.
The adventure reignites, in fictional form, the rivalry between William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
Ms Stanford-Smith said of the deal: ”I was gobsmacked. I had to put the phone down and ring them back as I was so taken aback by the whole thing.