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 delighted to introduce my saga series, The Surplus Girls.


I also write as Susanna Bavin.

Latest News:


I'm proud and happy to show you the cover for the second book in th series - The Surplus Girls' Orphans - which will be published in paperback and as an e-book by Corvus in January.




If you love paperbacks, here is the pre-order link.


And for those of you who love your Kindle, here is your link.


In the meantime, click on the book's tab in the side-bar to see the blurb and get a flavour of what is to come!


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For those of you who follow my blg on my Susanna website, the new blog is the next in my Cover Love series. My guest this time is contemporary romance author Kitty Wilson, who has five very appealing covers to choose from.


Thank you to the eagle-eyed readers who got in touch because they had spotted that I didn't provide the link to Kitty's guest blog - here it is.




Which of her covers do you like the best? My personal favourite is the last one, Happy Ever After.

And here is the link to an even newer guest blog (!) by romantic comedy author Maddie Please.



Who were the Surplus Girls? 

The Great War wiped out a generation of young men and left behind a generation of young women who faced a life without the probability of marriage, at a time when any girl left on the shelf rapidly became an old maid and no working woman could hope to earn what could be earned by a man, even by a man doing the same job. These were the ‘surplus girls’ – young women who had grown up assuming they would get married, but whose dreams and assumptions were dashed by the War; young women who, unexpectedly and without preparation, faced a lifetime of work and spinsterhood.