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Marie Sarginson

The author is the proud granddaughter of a hardworking narrow boat family, having first-hand knowledge of canal life from her grandmother. Born in Shropshire, she has lived there all her life. Educated at the local girls high school, she excelled in English, started writing poetry for her own pleasure, which was broadcasted by the BBC. Later, she also penned children’s stories. But life is full of good intentions and even though “Keeper of the Red Shawl” was finished, it is only now that the work is finally published. Proving the old adage: “It’s never too late.”

Marie Sarginson
Author's Books
Keeper of the Red Shawl

This romantic novel begins in the Victorian Era and is based on the eventful life of my grandmother, Frances. It tells the tale of the four men who helped or hindered her path to freedom. Fate was unkind to Frances, but throughout her life, she battled forward fighting convention and the class syste...

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Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows

Embark on a captivating journey through the canals in Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows, the enchanting sequel to the novel Keeper of the Red Shawl. Set in the vibrant 1920s, this riveting tale follows narrowboat owner Frances as she navigates life’s changes.Amidst the challenges of a gr...

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