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

I've written to the Prime Minister with a plan for immediate action to improve the safety of our NHS and care workers - with full PPE and testing, for the protection of themselves and the public.

Prime Minister @BorisJohnson needs to act. I just signed a statement from @EveryDoctorUK calling for every #NHSworker to have a mask, goggles, gown and gloves, in accordance with @WHO guidance #ProtectNHSWorkers #Coronavirustruth ✍️ Click here to sign:

Dear Leaders,

You’ve been fighting the wrong war, the wrong enemy. You've spent billions on nuclear weapons & ballistic missiles you will never use when a few quid on some masks & gloves could have saved thousands of lives.

You're fired. All of you.


The People.

Fellow authors rush to wish former Children's Laureate @MichaelRosenYes well after his family revealed he is "stable" but "very poorly" after spending the night in ICU—sending our best to Michael and his family, and hoping for a speedy recovery 🐻

Brexit purity was more important to this Government than pandemic preparation.

Our medics aren't been given masks, to protect against viruses.
Our medics are being gagged, to stop them speaking out.

Personally, I doubt when someone is in hospital gasping for breath from CV, they will give a monkeys jump where their ventilator came from or which company manufactured it. The gov. needs to stop appeasing companies owned by their mates, get them ordered & onto the frontline NOW.

Why not send everyone a mask instead of a letter?

I'm sick of Government officials coming on the TV and answering all questions with "we are ramping up....." be it anything. It should have been ramped weeks ago, warnings were made in January. My 62 year old wife, a renablement nurse still hasn't even been issued a single mask.

If ever a tweet deserved to be retweeted. Democracy is gradually being eroded by the media that are allowing this to happen.

Analysis: Corbyn wanted a well funded NHS and a nation that loved its keyworkers, and was fully connected by fast fibre.
Johnson lied about building hospitals, he lied about the millions, he wanted to divide us.

Johnson spat at the working-class
He primed us all for corona

I see @BorisJohnson is writing to every household in the UK via Royal Mail.

Our members are key workers and it’s right they deliver government information.

RT this though if you believe Royal Mail should stop all advertising mail during this crisis to help our postal workers

Shameful wasteful propaganda.The letter will go straight into the bin. @10DowningStreet @MattHancock Buy protection for nurses and doctors and ventilators for patients and save money for the economy instead @BBCNews @Telegraph @DailyMailUK @Channel4News

Drama in our neighbourhood Facebook group: Someone called for a boycott of the local 24 hour shop, saying they’re offering a 10% to NHS workers, but have, in fact, increased prices 20% overall.


A question to @BorisJohnson What is the point of spending £5.8M on a “letter” to the people of the UK other than to bolster the ego, and balance the inadequacies, of this government’s handling of the pandemic, when this sum could be better spent on testing, ventilators and PPE?

I really don’t want a #letterfromBoris please spend the money on PPE for #NHSheroes, #councilworkers, #shopstaff & all the other essential workers