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Beth Elliott has been in love with the long Regency period since she first opened Pride and Prejudice, aged 12. No wonder she now writes her own Regency tales. After going through the RNA New Writers’ Scheme, Beth’s first novel, The Wild Card, was published by Robert Hale. The Wild Card was shortlisted for the RNA Romance Prize. Since then Beth continues to write more Regency tales, set in London, Bath, Brighton or perhaps a more exotic location such as Lisbon or Constantinople. 

When not writing, Beth reads, does flamboyant bead embroidery and travels. All the places she visits get into her stories, which is a good enough excuse for going.

You can find her on Facebook as Beth Elliott and on Twitter as @BethElliott

It's a fact

The first romantic novel – arguably the first modern novel in English – was 'Oroonoko' by Aphra Behn, published in 1688, full of drama, violence and cruelty; it ends tragically.