Ina Taylor is a biographer and teacher. Her work includes best selling biographies and school textbooks.
Her first book The Edwardian Lady: The Story of Edith Holden, a biography of the famous Country Diary lady, was published in 1980. This became an immediate bestseller and was made into a television serial. Ina followed this with two further biographies - Victorian Sisters, which was dramatised on BBC Radio 4, and George Eliot: Woman of Contradictions. Having a particular interest in art, Ina went on to research and write illustrated biographies of three women artists: Helen Allingham's England, The Art of Kate Greenaway and Helen Bradley's Lancashire.
She has also held two writer-in-residence posts in Shropshire, acted as historical advisor to several television programmes and assisted the London auction house Christie's with the preparation of their major Helen Allingham sale in 1991. Ina has also taken part in various festivals including those at Hay-on-Wye, Ludlow and the Birmingham Readers' and Writers' Festival.
Ina is an editorial consultant and sometime author for the Ellingham Press. Ellingham Press can help with any publishing project; contact Ina to discuss authoring, editorial and publishing services.
Ina Taylor was born and brought up in Odiham, Hampshire. She read English and History at Sheffield University before going into teaching.
Ina is married with one daughter and lives in Shropshire with various cats and dogs.