Elizabeth Brooks (Barrow) '97

Elizabeth is an author and read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Elizabeth was at Queen’s from 1983-1997 and grew up in a book-loving, story-telling family. She has wanted to be a novelist ever since visiting Haworth Parsonage at the age of 13, and has written numerous opening paragraphs in her time (ruining many a pristine notebook in the process).
Elizabeth has happy memories of her time at The Queen’s School, especially of the lifelong friendships she made there. She especially enjoyed the arts and humanities subjects and went on to read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge. On graduating, she married and moved to the Isle of Man, where she still lives with her husband and two children. Over the years she has plugged away at her writing, finally managing to get beyond the first few hundred words in order to complete Call of the Curlew, which was published in June 2018.
Her hobbies include painting, playing the violin (lurking at the back of the second violins in the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra and miming the difficult bits) and most of all reading – preferably novels with a hint of the gothic.