Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. A proud Daughter of Dagenham, Elaine now lives in neighbouring Essex.
The year is 1935 and Dagenham is a thriving town. Milly Brightwell’s shop and factory are going from strength to strength... Find out More
Change is in the air. For the families in Dagenham Village, life will never be the same again... Find out More
The 1970s. Zany fashions brought the Decade That Taste Forgot. Change is in the air... Find out More
Bringing the Singles’ Series to its final conclusion... Find out More
The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to Ibiza... Find out More
Against a backdrop of the majestic, magnificent mountains of the silent, resplendent Fjords, tour manager Eve's personal life starts to unravel... Find out More
It's 1952 and the Whites have been offered a house beyond their wildest dreams... Find out More
More quirky stories with holiday connections for reading on the plane, on the beach or by the pool... Find out More
Travel Together Tour Manager Eve Mitchell is planning a quiet Christmas at home to rest and relax before a special New Year... Find out More
Seven women, each with a different holiday problem. Meet, Olivia, Estelle, Shelley, Alison, Eloise and Karla.... Find out More
A singles' holiday to India's Golden Triangle - Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, tiger-spotting, the noisy, crowded streets of Delhi...
When celebrity artist Eleanor West and her daughter Victoria take a winter holiday in Antigua, their lives are changed forever...
...the story of Eileen Holloway, an obese woman; single parent to two difficult teenage boys...
Antigua... the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful... silver sand, cobalt sky, warm...
Elaine is the creator of several stage plays, including the adaptation of her novel Singles’ Holiday, plus the HAMA TV series Paradise View and the co-writer of Only the Lonely, winner of the Groucho Club Best Short Film 2019.
Elaine has recently started a podcast — Going round the Banjo: the Dagenham Story Podcast available here. She has recently produced a pilot episode of A Village in the Country which she dreams a local TV production company will pick up and turn into a four-season series based on her Dagenham Story books.
Elaine is an entertaining and informative after-dinner and motivational speaker and eulogist. She is represented by Karen Struel-White.
To book her services please contact Karen Struel-White via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07850 278368.
Elaine now offers YOU the opportunity to work with her in improving your own Spanish, English or Drama skills via Skype at a time to suit yourself. A tailor-made scheme of work will be offered to best meet your linguistic needs. Click here to find out more.
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Each week someone very interesting will be telling us all their holiday and travel tips and secrets!
Today it’s my turn on the Blog Tour for Kitty French’s new book MELODY BITTERSWEET AND THE GIRLS’ GHOSTBUSTING AGENCY, which came out on 14th July. It’s an absolutely hilariou...
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