Bel Roberts

Beryl (Bel) Roberts (1941, E) was born in Ton Pentre, Rhondda and educated at Porth County Girls’ Grammar School, then Aberystwyth University and London University. She taught in secondary schools in England and Wales for 30 years and started writing when she retired. She writes fictional novels and short stories.  ‘A Discerning Woman’s Guide to Manhunting’ was her debut novel.  It took thirty years to research and three years to write.  Her second novel ‘Surfing Through Minefields’ is a school-based story aimed at informing teenagers of the Senghenydd Pit Explosion of 1913 in which over 400 men and boys died.  Her first short story ‘A Touch of Gloss’ was broadcast twice in 1995 by BBC Radio 4 as part of the Armistice Celebrations.


  • A Discerning Woman’s Guide to Manhunting
  • Surfing Through Minefields

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