Author Spotlight; Lucy Brazier


Lucy Brazier is the author of PorterGirl: First Lady Of The Keys, a zany trip through mayhem and chaos as Old College suffers it’s first ever female Deputy Head Porter.

For those of you who have not encountered Lucy’s blog before, then I really think you might be missing out. Not only does it contain the blog version of PorterGirl and the goings on within Old College, but a wonderful saga in a post Brexit dystopia where England is now split into county realms and seedy goings on in “Who Shot Tony Blair?”

PorterGirl is a quirky trip into an elite educational bastion of medieval lore and clandestine tradition, hiding dark secrets and practices seemingly time locked around the fourteenth century.

As the first female allowed into the college, PorterGirl has not only to find a way of fitting in and become accepted, but also uncover the foul deeds that the establishment has conveniently chosen to ignore in order to keep things ticking along as they always have done.

With eyes wide open, she begins to suspect that the sudden deaths of two staff members sympathetic to her cause are not entirely of natural causes. The reader is drawn into a path of incredulity at an elitist modus operandi, travelling with her as the old ways are exposed and a sinister past known only by a select few starts to unravel.




The Blurb

‘Porters are not the carriers of bags, they are the keepers of keys!’

As one of the most ancient and esteemed establishments of the academic elite, Old College is in for something of a shock when it appoints its very first female Deputy Head Porter.

She struggles to get to grips with this eccentric world, far removed from everyday life. PorterGirl, the proverbial square peg in the round hole, begins to wonder quite what she is doing here.

PorterGirl; First Lady Of The Keys is a touching, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, glimpse into a world that is usually reserved for the upper echelons of society.

Whether she is chasing after naked students, drinking copious amounts of tea or getting embroiled in quaint, polite murders, Deputy Head Porter is never far from adventure.


A wonderful blend of absurdity, intrigue and a humorous laugh out loud poke at elitism.

Don’t take my word for it though; check out the reviews on Amazon and, since you are there, take a punt and give it a read.


PorterGirl on Amazon UK Edition

PorterGirl on Amazon US Edition

PorterGirl on GoodReads



And now a sneak preview of the sequel.


I asked Lucy to give me a heads up on “The Vanishing Lord” and this is what came back.

The final edit has since been signed off and the next book is expected to be released towards the end of June 1017.


PorterGirl – The Vanishing Lord

By Lucy Brazier June 2017


There’s nothing quite so annoying as having the police arrive just as you are trying to work out how to cover up a crime that may or may not have happened…

Having barely drawn breath from clearing out the bodies that resulted from the unpleasantness of last term, our heroine Deputy Head Porter once again finds herself facing another crisis at Old College. One of the oldest and most esteemed establishments of the British academic elite, Old College had a long and bloody history before the arrival of the very first female Deputy Head Porter, so perhaps she shouldn’t be so surprised.

Her first academic year in her illustrious new role (Porters are not the carriers of bags, but the keepers of keys) saw her tackle a vicious and shadowy secret organisation, several murders and the assorted whims of College hierarchy. Now, faced with the unexplained disappearance of a priceless painting and the unexpected death of local dignitary Lord Bernard, there is nothing for it but to don her trusty bowler hat and embark upon another eccentric investigation.

Only slightly hindered by the assistance of an increasingly erratic Head Porter – whose personal life gets more complex by the day – and the terrifyingly unpredictable Dean of College, Deputy Head Porter is soon chasing clues, picking up red herrings and juggling extraordinary adventures with the day-to-day running of Britain’s most exclusive educational establishment.

Tenacious detectives, ill-advised disguises, saucy medieval literature and Russian spies conspire to confuse matters further. While great efforts are spent unravelling a horrible misunderstanding, far darker machinations go almost unnoticed…


Further Information About the Author

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Kensington Gore Publishing Author Bio


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  2. Nice reading a little more insight behind the vision of PorterGirl, it’s author, as well as other wonderful works like Old Colege This is quite an intriguing and entertaining blog site. I’m always honored when I receive occasional visits knowing how busy the works here might keep you. Thanks for the support! I wish you much success on your journey to inspire, motivate, and entertain other!.

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    • Between you and I (no peeking Lucy) I hope to do a bit more behind the scenes when I big up her next book The Vanishing Lord due in June. Author Spotlights are a new thing I’m keen to continue with too. Very kind of you to offer such positive feedback too and with knowing behind the scenes with writers there is a fine balance between blogging too much and not actually getting the day job done!! I also feel blogging is a fabulous tool to help inspire and motivate others too so thank you for that as well πŸ™‚

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  4. LOVE Lucy and her writing – and I was hoping from the title of the post that it was the announcement of her next book in the PorterGirl series. Drats – I must endeavor to be patient (not my strong suit).
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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