Venetia Somerset PhD
Author of " Neither on the Mountain, Nor in Jerusalem....But in Spirit and Truth."
Venetia Somerset was born in England in 1939 and has lived in Australia since 1949. She grew up in Sydney, attended a Loreto convent school 1951–55, then Sydney University 1957–60. She married and had four children.
She completed an MA then a PhD in the field of Middle English, published a scholarly book (A Myrour to Lewde Men and Wymmen, Carl Winter, Heidelberg)in 1981 and a collection of metaphysical essays (On Being Human, David Lovell, Melbourne) in 1990.
She taught in the School of English and Linguistics at Macquarie University for five years; after this she worked on the Macquarie Dictionary then taught plain English to senior police officers.
Since 1982 she has worked as a freelance editor, working mainly in academic books. In 1993 she moved to Gippsland, Victoria, and with her twin sister developed forty acres of open pasture into a residence with native and deciduous forest and a small herd of alpacas. After her sister died she moved into the nearby town of Warragul.
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