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.
Making Christmas Cake With My Grandson
The Silver Fish
All in the Mind
Bay Hotel Lyme Regis
If I Loved You
Sun Warmed Fruit