Originally from Manchester, Val is an adopted Geordie. She is the author of three novels, one set in her native Lancashire and two in the North East.
The Bowes family of County Durham are ancestors of the Queen. The scandalous, dramatic story of eighteenth-century heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes was the subject of her second novel, My Name is Eleanor. Her third novel wove the Bowes family history, culminating in the creation of the glorious Bowes Museum, with the turbulent radical events of the nineteenth century.
Val leads the Gibside research group and is a Trustee of Newcastle Lit & Phil, the largest independent library outside London.
Val Scully is the maiden and pen-name of Val Boyle.
Website: Val Scully