Iris Bromige

. . . a biography


Iris Bromige
From 'The Flowering Year' (Hodder & Stoughton, 1959)

Iris Bromige was born in 1912, is married and lives in Surrey. Her hobbies are gardening, collecting gramaphone records of opera and the classics, colour photography and bird-watching. She also enjoys country walking with her husband and their dog, listening to music, going to the opera and trying to play the piano.

Iris Bromige, published in 1972
From Woman's Weekly Author of the Month - No III (IPC Magazines, 1972)

Iris Bromige has been high on the list of our favourite authors for many years; ever since, in fact, "Marchwood" appeared in Woman and Home (Woman's Weekly's sister magazine) in 1949. In reprinting this charming story now, we are answering requests from many readers who remember it with affection. Mrs. Bromige lives in Surrey, in a house she and her husband chose for the challenge of its two-acre garden. They are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners and do most the work themselves. They have created a superb rose garden, and a formal garden out of an old tennis court, and cultivate, appropriately enough, many rare irises.

Iris Bromige likes to write about the things she knows best, and her other great interests - walking, reading, listening to opera and classical music - are often reflected in her novels.


From Woman's Weekly Author of the Month - No 5 (IPC Magazines, 1973)

Iris Bromige has been high on the list of our most popular authors for many years; she has created many memorable stories for Woman's Weekly, and her 'families' - the Courtlands and the Rainwoods - appeal especially to readers who like to follow the fortunes of their favourite characters from on book to another.

Mrs. Bromige lives in Surrey, in a house rich with mellow oak beams, whose wide windows look out over the North Downs. She and her husband are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners, and they are especially interested in old-fashioned shrub roses. Other shared interests are reading, listening to opera and classical music, and exploring the countryside. One particularly memorable holiday found them in Bermuda, at the end of a business trip, and this provided the lovely background for part of 'Only Our Love'.


From 'The Frost and the Flower' (IPC Magazines, 1975)

Anne Tracey is the pen name of Iris Bromige, who has been high on the list of our most popular authors for many years. She lives down on the Sussex coast, in a charming house with a view of the sea. She and her husband are enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners, and they are especially interested in Alpine flowers, which are grown in rockeries they have created themselves. Other shared interests are reading, listening to opera and classical music, and the delights of travel, both in these islands and abroad.


From 'The Paths of Summer' (IPC Magazines, 1982)

Iris Bromige is one of Woman's Weekly's most popular authors. She lives with her husband in a house high on the Sussex Downs, where they are enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners, and are especially interested in Alpine flowers. She also has a great love and knowledge of the countryside, as readers of her delightful novels will know.


From a review of 'The Changing Tide' (in 1987)

This review mentions that Iris Bromige was born in 1909.





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