Suzie Grogan Writer& Researcher
My name is Suzie Grogan and I am a professional writer, copy editor/proofreader and researcher.
I am also an experienced speaker, giving regular talks on my work.
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I have written for national and local magazines, web magazines and blogs. I am also a contributor to The Wordsworth Trust blog and others in the field of Romanticism.
I specialise in social and literary history, mental health and women's issues.
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No wriggling out of writing , where I post on a wide range of subjects, from social and family history to mental health, poetry in general and the life and works of Romantic poet John Keats.
A little neglected of late because my latest book has taken priority, it is nonetheless an important space where I can test out ideas, communicate my thoughts and basically just keep writing...
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My other books
Shell-Shocked Britain: the First World War's legacy for Britain's mental health was published on 2nd October 2014 by Pen and Sword Books.
The book looks at the effect of the First World War on the mental health of the troops and the families they came home to. It also examines how attitudes to psychological trauma changed and the impact of the trauma on subsequent generations. See the press release here for full details.
Dandelions & Bad Hair Days... is an anthology of poetry and prose based on the 'mental health monthly' guest posts I host on my blog. Published by Dotterel Press, it shares the experiences of those that have lived through mental and emotional ill-health or who have lived with someone dealing with anxiety and depression.
John Keats: Poetry, Life and Landscapes was published by Pen and Sword Books on the 22nd January 2021, in time for the bicentenary of his death in February 1821. I feel privileged to be published on the subject of a wonderful poet, a favourite since my teens. Early reviews have been lovely, and I leave the following here to sum up what the book is about and the perspective it takes.
'In this beautifully written and often moving book Suzie Grogan takes us with her on a personal journey through the places which inform Keats’ poetry and life...'
Dr Penny Bradshaw, University of Cumbria
'This is a celebratory meld of memoir, biography and travelogue, intensely personal and all the better for it. Drawing on her intimate knowledge of the poet’s life and work, testament to decades of devotion, Grogan challenges flawed depictions of a fey and sickly Keats, and gives us instead a robust young man, playful, with a keen sense of humour and an insatiable passion for life...'
Eleanor Fitzsimons, Author of Wildes Women and The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit.
'Love for a good subject is a good thing, and love for a great subject is a great thing. In this book we don’t just picture Keats; we feel with Keats, and with feeling for Keats...'
Dr Kim Blank Professor of English, University of Victoria,
Available from Pen and Sword Books, all good bookshops and the usual online outlets.
Death Disease & Dissection: The life of a surgeon apothecary 1750-1850 was published in 2017 by Pen and Sword Books.
Imagine performing surgery on a patient without anaesthetic, administering medicine that could kill or cure. Welcome to the world of the surgeon-apothecary...
Inspired by the medical training undertaken by the poet John Keats, and detailing the major developments of the time alongside some of the horrors of the medical history of the period, Death Disease & Dissection is a 5* Amazon Bestseller
Available from all good bookshops, online retailers such as Amazon, Waterstones and the publisher Pen & Sword books - for full details visit their website here or click on the links above.
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