Mary Monro

Author of Power On

Mary lives in Edinburgh and practises as a Registered Osteopath treating people and animals. She was formerly a marketing consultant and began her career with Cadbury’s confectionery. She was born and raised at a farm on the edge of the Shropshire hills. Power On is her first novel. She is booked to speak about her great aunt, the main character, at the British Society for the History of Mathematics conference in July 2021.

Stranger In My Heart was Mary’s first book, a non-fiction title published by Unbound in 2018. It received coverage in the UK national press, various magazines and in the South China Morning Post. In February 2019 it was number 2 bestseller on Amazon UK in the “Second World War Biographies” category (ebook edition). Mary is an experienced speaker and presenter and had a 20 minute interview on China Radio International. She spoke about her book at the Bristol Literature Festival and Shrewsbury Literature Festival in 2018 and has spoken to numerous groups such as Women’s Institutes and the University of Bath. In 2020 she was due to speak at RFHG’s 7th International FEPOW History Conference in Liverpool, but it was cancelled due to Covid.

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