Mary Delorme has been a writer for many years. She lived in Trowbridge in Wiltshire for more than twenty years and in Somerset since 1986. At first her published work consisted mainly of music, having been a concert pianist. Since then she has had published over a hundred articles, largely on education, history, topography and biography, for journals such as History Today, The Teacher and The Historian. For five years she was a regular reviewer for Primary Education Review. Her paper published books include a novel about modern musicians, Wandering Minstrels, an historical novel, Alexis, on the life of the great chef Soyer, and two topographical volumes, Curious Sussex – published by Robert Hale, London and Curious Wiltshire, published by Ex Libris – now in it's 6th reprint.