Welcome to Polly Heron's website.


I am a saga writer living on the North Wales coast, but I am originally from Manchester, which is where my books are set.


I am represented by Camilla Shestopal of Shesto Literary.


I also write as Susanna Bavin and as Maisie Thomas. I am on Facebook as Maisie.

New Beginnings for the Surplus Girls


"This is an enjoyable and enthralling book that I found a really good read. Each instalment in this series has been interesting, exciting, and memorable for all the right reasons. This book shows characters experiencing the highs and lows of life in a fascinating period for women, whose losses have led to a new perspective on life, and a special determination to make the most of opportunities. I recommend this book and indeed series as offering real insights into the lives of women at an exciting time." (Northern Reader book blog)


New Beginnings for the Surplus Girls

in paperback and on Kindle.

Heritage Railway Pictures


If you'd like to see some photos of the types of railway things you' read about in the Railway Girls books, then click here to be taken to my blog.




The Home Front Girls:


This is my new trilogy and it will be published in 2024 under my Susanna Bavin name.


The publication timetable is as follows:

Book 1:

Pre-order opens mid-January

Publication mid-April


Book 2:

Pre-order opens February

Publication May


Book 3:

Pre-order opens May

Publication September


I'm proud and excited that these books will be released as Susanna Bavin titles and  hope you're all going to love the stories.




A Special Picture:



I love this picture. It's wonderful to see all four Surplus Girls books together.

Book News:


The Surplus Girls is on Kindle Unlimited....


 .... and so is The Surplus Girls' Orphans.




If you are on Twitter, you may like to know that I have set up a new account for myself as Polly. Here it is - I hope you'll pop across and follow me. If you do, please say hello! (Just to avoid any confusion, yes I do still have the Susanna Bavin account on Twitter.)


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Here is a quick link for you to my Author Page on Amazon UK.