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Former Teacher Celebrates Publishing Success!

Former Teacher Virginia Betts has recently had two books published. The first, published on June 30th, is a collection of short stories, The Camera Obscure, which contains dark ghost, gothic and dystopian tales from Victorian graveyards to the modern day. The second is a full poetry collection, Tourist to the Sun, which is themed around the relentless ticking of time. Both were written just before and during the lockdown periods, and are now available online, in Dial Lane Books, Ipswich, and Woodbridge Emporium. They are also available from the publishers, Tim Saunders Publications, and Austin Macauley.

Virginia has also returned to professional acting, and has recently performed in the Suffolk Poetry Society’s play in verse, All Change! Written by Peter Sandberg with music by Colin Whyles, and can be seen at Primadonna in Stowmarket Suffolk on July 31st, where she is performing her poetry, and characters from Mai Black’s Angry Ghost collection. She is a member of Troop with the Cambridge Junction and will be performing a monologue there on September 28th 2022, and with an all-neurodiverse cast in October 2022. She is likely to be singing as Kate Bush, as well as reading poetry!

Finally, Virginia still runs her tuition business, Results Tutoring, which continues to be very busy indeed! You can read Virginia’s blog about her writing and other things on her website,

Congratulations Virginia! 

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