Hello, I’m Victoria Best and thank you for visiting my blog.
When I first began it, in April 2006, I was a lecturer in French literature at Cambridge University on extended sick leave for chronic fatigue syndrome. In October 2009 I returned to work, but part-time, to start up study support for the students in the arts and humanities at my college. I’m still doing that job now.
But blogging led me astray and gave me a very different voice to the academic one I had been using. I loved it, and found it a lot of fun. So when I’m not helping students, I’m writing. It’s not easy to crossover into the commercial market but I am enjoying myself a great deal, and feel pretty confident that if I publish nothing in my lifetime, I’ll be a huge hit when I’m dead (Mr. Litlove has big plans).
Review policy: I am happy to review works of literary fiction and non-fiction. But I am afraid I don’t possess the means to read ebooks and do not review self-published works.
ETA: It took me about six years finally to put an About page together, and a couple of weeks after doing so, I was made redundant by my college. If I try to write the whole thing again, it may take another six years. So I’ll just add this note saying I’m now writing full-time, which is just wonderful.