Beryl Kingston

Beryl Kingston


Beryl Kingston is the author of 30 novels with over a million copies sold. She has been a writer since she was 7 when she started producing poetry. She was evacuated to Felpham at the start of WWII, igniting an interest in one-time resident poet William Blake which later inspired her novel The Gates of Paradise. She was an English teacher from 1952 until 1985 when she became a full-time writer after her debut novel, Hearts and Farthings, became a bestseller. Kingston continued writing bestsellers for the next 14 years with titles ranging from family sagas to modern stories and historical novels. She currently lives in West Sussex and has three children, five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.



A Time to Love (1987)
Tuppenny Times (1989)
London Pride (1990)
Sixpenny Stalls (1990)
Fourpenny Flyer (1990)
Kisses and Ha’pennies (1991)
Hearts and Farthings (1991)
War Baby (1991)
Two Silver Crosses (1992)
Maggie’s Boy (1994)
Alive and Kicking (1995)
Laura’s Way (1996)
Gemma’s Journey (1997)
Avalanche of Daisies (1998)
Only Human (2001)
Only Young (2001)
Neptune’s Daughter (2005)
The Gates of Paradise (2006)
Octavia (2007)
Octavia’s War (2009)
Girl on the Orlop Deck (2010)
Off the Rails (2011)



Beryl Kingston @BerylKingston

Solidarity with posties, transport workers, healthcare staff & all those fighting for what's theirs.

Responsibility for disruption this Christmas lies with greedy bosses and stubborn government ministers who refuse to give workers the pay, conditions and respect they deserve.

The thick bastards are winning.
Or at least they think they are.
That’s because, well, they’re thick.

This man is the greatest UK politician and humanitarian of my generation. Rent free, he lives in the heads of establishment figures, racists, bigots, warmongers and apartheid perpetrators/ apologists alike because he stands up for and with the many. Solidarity, @jeremycorbyn. ✊🏼

Humbled to receive the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from Trinity College Dublin Philosophical Society for contributions to political discourse and public service.

In my address, I reaffirmed my commitment to anti-imperialism, peace and social justice.

Go raibh maith agat!

RT if you still want the policies in Jeremy Corbyn's 2017 and 2019 Labour manifestoes.

If the interests of Suella Braverman were anywhere near humanitarian she'd be preoccupied with setting up safe routes to claim asylum. That would end 'small boats' and human trafficking concerns. No. Her interest is not human life. Her preoccupation is her racist attitude. #GTTO

If you clapped nurses on your doorstep during Covid, clap them on the picket lines on 15th December.

Fair pay for nurses now! Fund our NHS!


A tax-dodging creep who claimed thousands in expenses to heat his horse stables, says nurses should accept a shit pay deal, to send a message to Putin.

The sooner we are rid of these *unts the better.

Not moving on!!!

Are you?

For Matt Hancock. How dare you blame care workers for taking covid into care homes… My daughter’s a care worker. She did 15hr days to care for her clients. She used PPE multiple times & often had to wear bin bags. She cried SO many times! She was 18yr old, all for £8.60ph.

Who is you favourite @UKLabour leader?

RT to vote for @JeremyCorbyn
Like to vote for @Keir_Starmer

A court rules that the Secretary of State for Health acted unlawfully in discharging untested Covid carriers into our care homes and that's it? Nothing happens?

Why are Matt Hancock and/or Boris Johnson not in gaol? Why has the Tory government not resigned?



Tory donor’s demolition firm named as part of a £150million corruption plot

Twitter is still the social media platform this Government fears the most. It’s where all the lies, scandals & corruption have been exposed. It would love us to just walk away so please stay & lets TOGETHER hold these truth twisters to account until they are thrown out of office

Now that Matt Hancock's reputation has been restored, please can we see loads of him on the telly? Suggestions for which programmes can be added below. I'll kick off with 'Would I Lie to You?'

Please don’t tell me my reporting is biased. I try to be objective in all my films but when the country is governed by a bunch of slippery truth twisting charlatans who will do or say anything to keep their grubby little fingers clinging to power it’s not easy hiding my anger

According to @BorisJohnson, his dismissal was due to irrational decisions prompted by the heatwave.
Is he right?

Or was it because he was a proven liar with no sense of probity, common-sense, integrity or honesty who disgraced & demeaned the office of PM?

Hospitals are running out of space but surely we have Boris Johnson’s 40 new hospitals? 🤔 Yeah right!

If I need an ambulance when drivers and paramedics are on strike, I won't blame them for wanting a wage they can actually live on. I will blame this corrupt government. They have misappropriated more than enough of our taxes to give every sector an inflation busting pay award.