I am very pleased to announce a five-part podcast series, Ursula Bloom: A Life in Words. I produced this podcast as part of the ongoing revival of bestselling author Ursula Bloom.
Ursula Bloom was a household name during most of her lifetime. Between 1924 and 1981 she wrote over 560 books. Ursula wrote novels, short stories, and radio and stage plays. She was a Fleet Street journalist, agony aunt, beauty editor and the chief crime reporter who tracked down Ethel le Neve, Crippen’s lover, who went into hiding after his execution.
My publishing imprint, Wyndham Books, is now reissuing Ursula’s novels as ebooks (with some also in paperback) and rights have recently been sub-licensed to the British Library who have reissued Ursula’s novel “Tea is So Intoxicating” (written as Mary Essex) for their British Library Women Writers series.
Ursula Bloom: A Life in Words, covers significant events from Ursula’s life, taken from her own autobiographical writing. Ursula’s words are read by actor Lisa Armytage. Here is a summary of each episode:
Episode 1: Youth at the Gate (Part 1)
The home front during WWI.
Episode 2: Youth at the Gate (Part 2)
Tragedy on the home front during WWI.
Episode 3: Into the World of Books.
From aspiring writer to bestselling author.
Episode 4: Success in Fleet Street
Huge success with newspaper serials.
Episode 5: Very Interested in Murder.
As author turned crime reporter Ursula tracks down Crippen’s lover.
You can hear the first four episodes below.
The full series is available on the following podcast platforms: