Hilary Crystal

About Hilary

Hilary Crystal works from her home in Holyhead, North Wales, with her husband David. She practised for several years as a speech therapist, working mainly with children with special needs, and spent a year as a research assistant on a Medical Research Council project at Reading University. From the mid‑1980s until 2006 she was a quality‑control editor for the Cambridge and Penguin families of encyclopedias. She has co-authored three books with her husband: Wordsmiths and Warriors: the English-language Tourist's Guide to Britain, Words on Words (available on this site) and John Bradburne’s Mtemwa, and has designed several poetry anthologies for Holy Island Press and the John Bradburne Memorial Society. Her first techno-fantasy novel for children, The Memors, was published in 2013, and is available at this site, as is her second, The Mirrinth, published in March 2017.