Valerie Darville[1912]

Valerie Darville obtained a B.A. (Hons) in English with Historical Studies from Hertfordshire and an M.A. in Gender and Society from Middlesex.

She is one of the founders of the Enfield Poets (formerly Salisbury House Poets) which she still helps to run.

Valerie has been published in magazines and anthologies and been placed in many competitions, including the Bridport (twice).


She has directed four shows at the Dugdale Theatre featuring the Enfield Poets, Carol-Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion and Ruth Padell. She has given talks on subjects ranging from Angels to the girls’ school story, a genre in which she has an interest as a reflection of the movement for the education of women.

Audio Recordings:

Green Woman

Making Christmas Cake With My Grandson

The Silver Fish

The Head

The Gardener

All in the Mind

Bay Hotel Lyme Regis


If I Loved You


The Choice

Sun Warmed Fruit



  1. Green Woman – I just listened to The Green Woman – it’s wonderful. Thank you for creating this platform for all of us to enjoy

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