Elizabeth Tebby Germaine

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21st July 2021
Classical Music | Creativity | Fascinating
  • with a quick look at what the composers are up to in their timeless pieces of music I bring my own full length stage piano (carry it under my arm). This talk is an excuse to play extracts from some of my favourite pieces (they are amazing!) – there are sparkling images, hidden themes, stories, startling harmonies, insects! nicknames and dynamic rhythms... Depending on the interest of the audience I may mention my 3 books - PIANO BEYOND GRADE 5 (will bring some copies) Some reviews of my piano recitals are on

PLEASE NOTE - the Zoom talks can be to anywhere, (I am pleased to have a booking in Canada) but this talk/demonstration can only take place when meetings in halls are possible again, it is available within a reasonable distance of Gloucestershire

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About Elizabeth Tebby Germaine

ZOOM PRESENTATIONS Talks available on Zoom with Powerpoint slides. I can host a meeting if required. I do not charge a fee, donations to a charity would be appreciated. ‘EXTRACTS FROM ACCOUNTS OF DANGEROUS JOURNEYS IN BURMA WW2 WITH MANY HISTORIC PHOTOS’ and ‘SCARY AND STARTLING – WHAT I DISCOVERED ABOUT CHINA WHEN EXPLORING ACCOUNTS FROM MY FAMILY’. These talks relate to my books, extracts of which can be read on and Amazon, and more details are on What has always interested me are the human stories told against the backdrop of dramatic and dangerous years in the Far East. I inherited and was also given significant material and photographs which relate to Burma and China, countries of great interest as we move through the 21st century. With the China talk I have discovered additional material since I wrote the book ‘Lives in Burma and China 1927 -1951’. Elizabeth Tebby Germaine

FOR BOOKCLUBS: The background to the novels


REVIEWS: from Dr Rona Laycock, poet, creative writing teacher, editor of Graffiti and founder of Writers in the Brewery, Cirencester 'Elizabeth Tebby Germaine headlines at Writers in the Brewery, 28 March. We were delighted to welcome Elizabeth to our meeting at Writers in the Brewery on the evening of 28th of March. She kept us intrigued and enthralled by her account of her writing progress and readings from her novel. It was lovely to have a guest who connected with the group and who was able to encourage and answer questions and who managed all that with great good humour.'

SEPT. 2017 Talk about the Burma books. Thanks to the U3A Travel Group for the warm welcome at the Guildhall Cinema Gloucester, and it was good to hear your stories that connected with Myanmar

From Dave and Sue Wright, joint speaker secretary, U3A Earlsdon, Coventry 'We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your talk on experiences in Burma. It was a fascinating talk regarding a very difficult time in history. It was even more poignant due to your personal involvement with the subject. I am sure it was appreciated by all members present and expanded all our knowledge of Burma and its troubled past and present. Thanks again.'

NOV. 2019 from C.J.Boyd - Probus Club member: “Elizabeth gave us an interesting and informative talk on China in the Second World War, illustrated with helpful maps. Her presentation also provided a valuable insight into the broader history of China in the first half of the 20th Century.”

NOV. 2019 from John Higgins, Newent U3A. "Thanks to Elizabeth for providing an insight into one of the little-known aspects of World War 2, the military and civilian evacuation of Burma following the Japanese invasion. This was all the more poignant due to her family involvement in the arduous escape. Illustrated with plentiful, and probably quite rare, photographs from the time. This was a talk to make many of us reflect on the horrors of that part of our history."

My history talks are illustrated with many striking, historic photos of Burma/Myanmar (and a few from China).

With the talks on the novels I welcome a discussion of the many themes running through my novels

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