gloria spielman

gloria spielman authorGloria is a born and bred Londoner. She grew up in Whitechapel, London, steeped in the area’s rich and fascinating history. She spent most of her childhood treading the path to and from the famous Whitechapel Library. Not the modern multi-storey Idea Store of today but the old 1892 building where thousands of poor East Enders, immigrants and native-born got themselves an education.

On the way to the library she passed Whitechapel Road (the cheapest one on the British Monopoly board), Whitechapel Bell Foundry (where the Liberty Bell and London’s Big Ben were cast) and the burial site of victims (or so the locals claim) of the Great Plague of London in 1665.

When not reading other people's stories, she was always trying to write her own and ripping up most of them in despair. These days she is still reading and writing but has learnt not to rip up her stories and sadly doesn't live anywhere near a decent library.

Gloria has an MA in linguistics and Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Surrey University. A former high school English teacher, Gloria is now a full time writer.  She writes English teaching materials; books, tests, multimedia and scripts.  She has published three children’s books.

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