Mermaids are magical. And spurred on by some book titles which flittered across my social media channels thought I’d share the TSL books which mention mermaids.
To start, a mermaid to lure you into Warm and Wet by Philip Philmar
Army of Angels in Sai-Ko by Gabriela Harding
Lucifer’s Child by Gideon Masters
The Dream Speaks Back by Sue Hampton, Leslie Tate and Cy Henty
Family are the Friends you Choose by Marthe Kiley-Worthington
The Ballad of Crookback and Shakespeare by Clive Greenwood and Jason Wing
Ravelled by Sue Hampton
And the Mermaid Theatre, London features in Big Name Hunting by Arnie Wilson
And the books which influenced this post:
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (thanks to St Ives Bookshop which supports The Green Man and the Raven’s Quest)
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Osterley
About Clive Greenwood and Jason Wing
Clive Greenwood began as a actor at the age of 14. He started writing comedy sketches with “Newsrevue” then with his own sketch show “Out of Order” which transferred to radio and led to him writing for children’s TV show “Wysiwyg”. His first stage play “Goodbye; the (after)life of Cook & Moore” enjoyed sell out runs in Edinburgh and London, and he has just completed “Laurel & Hancock” for production in 2022. He has written scripts for many historic sites, including Greenwich Painted Hall, Kenilworth Castle, The National Archives, Hampton Court, and the V&A, and has just joined the writing team for Rory Bremner’s new show, and written a new radio pilot “Trapped on the telly”.
Jason Wing is an actor and writer from West London. He joined the Glynn Knowles Drama Group at a young age and was encouraged to write Plays for the Group to perform. His first play “The Christmas Mystery” was performed by the Group at the Battersea Arts Festival and he won an award from the Mayor of Streatham. Jason went on to study at the Drama Centre via a Sir Anthony Hopkins scholarship and has been working in theatre, television and film as both an actor and writer since he graduated. His career was launched by the director Jonathan Miller in a production of “The Beggar’s Opera” at Wiltons Music Hall.