Dinah Darby

Dinah Darby was born and brought up in Cornwall. During a successful career in higher education, she has worked at the University of Cambridge, Oxford Brookes University, Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.


Dinah's writing career was launched when her short story The Shout was long-listed in BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines competition in 2011. She is the author of Asking Grandad (Folly Books, 2014), a book for children inspired by the Bath Blitz during World War II. 


Her debut historical novel for adults is currently on submission to publishers.



Asking Grandad

Toni is a tomboy on a mission, determined to find out why Grandad is acting so strangely. She knows something is wrong because he didn’t like her new Airfix plane – usually he loves everything she does. Then he wasn’t excited about an old Luftwaffe pilot coming to Bath to say sorry. As Toni uncovers more of Grandad’s secrets, she learns some painful truths about his past and has to face a difficult decision herself.


Folly Books, 2014

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