Marian Veevers divides her time between working as a guide for the Wordsworth Trust and writing. She has published novels under her own name and the pen-name Anna Dean. During the last few years, she has spent a great deal of her time somewhere around the beginning of the nineteenth century, describing the lives of the Wordsworth circle for visitors to Dove Cottage and writing a series of light-hearted novels set in that part of the Georgian world which Jane Austen loved so well – 'three or four families in a country village'.
Marian has a first degree in Education and a Master's in Writing Studies, and spent a year working as Writer in Residence for the Cumbria Archive Service. It was during that year that she acquired a consuming interest in the letters and journals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and also became fascinated by the lives of vagrants and other marginalised people who struggled to survive in Cumbria in past centuries.
At present, she is working on a book which aims to explore the restrictions that talented women faced in the Georgian period by comparing the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth.