Welcome To Old College


Old College is one of the oldest and most famous of all the University Colleges in The City. It has been standing for almost six hundred years and has seen some of the brightest and boldest characters in history pass through its illustrious courtyards.

Founded in Medieval times by a mysterious secret organisation, Old College has provided world-class education throughout the centuries. The two halves of the College are divided by The River, over which stretches the ancient and celebrated Bridge, where the footfalls of generations of students and Fellows alike still echo across the waters.

Old College is currently under the watchful eye of The Master, who leads The Fellowship and servants in constantly striving to maintain the high standards that have forever been associated with this prestigious seat of learning.

I am the Deputy Head Porter. Here in The Porters’ Lodge, my Porters and I oversee the comings and goings, the ups and downs and the ins and outs of everything and everyone at Old College. As the first female to hold the title in the entire history of Old College, I have a lot to prove to a lot of people. And none more so than our brave and fearless leader, Head Porter.

Welcome to Old College. Come in, take a look around, make yourself at home. And if anyone can work out what on earth is going on here, please do let me know…

PorterGirl novels First Lady Of The KeysThe Vanishing Lord & Sinister Dexter are available in paperback and ebook




Secret Diary Of PorterGirl – Where It All Began

The Vanishing Lord

Smoke & Mirrors

Footsteps Of The Templar 

Secret Diary Of Terry

The Un:Fairer Sex

Finnegans Wake – A Guide By An Idiot

Who Shot Tony Blair?

Never A Cross Word – a Poirot parody for Captain Hastings fans everywhere

Hide & Seek – another Poirot parody for Captain Hastings fans everywhere


Old College is a fictional College and all characters, events and concepts are a product of my fertile imagination

(c) Copyright Lucy Brazier 2018 all rights reserved


  1. I’m reading your first Porter Girl book now. It’s great fun! Just wondered why it was written in present tense? We see that more often these days, but it’s still a little disconcerting to me. But it’s an unique premise and good story!

    1. I’m glad you are enjoying it! The book began life as a real life, anonymous diary and the first person present tense thing seemed a natural medium. As it grew into a fictional blog and then a book (now two books – and counting!) the style gave it a kind of intimacy and immediacy that captured the experience in the closest way possible to those early days, so I stuck with it. I know that a lot of people don’t like FPPT – quite understandably – but for me it is part of the charm of these stories. I hope you don’t find it too off-putting! And thank you so much for reading 🙂

    2. Lucy, I was hesitant in asking that question, thinking you would find me critical, especially since I’m an editor and publisher, but with your answer I’m so glad I did! A diary … it makes perfect sense! My only suggestion is that when you reprint or re-release, put that fact in an Introduction or Preface. It brings everything together nicely and makes it a more intimate experience for the reader. I’ll be sure and put it in my review.

    3. Never be afraid to ask a question, I’m pretty thick skinned! I don’t take anything personally, all writing is subjective, after all. And I am well aware it is an unpopular narrative, my publishers discussed changing to past tense for the next one but after consultation with my longstanding blog readers, it was decided that the FPPT is part of what makes it what it is. It won’t be for everybody, but then what book is? Thank you for your advice, that’s a very good idea and very much appreciated. I am very flattered that you have taken the time to contact me and also have given so much thought to my humble book! I shall be grinning from ear to ear all day, my dear.

  2. Hi Lucy, I have just downloaded your first book and looking forward to reading it. I am an old colleague of yours from “old college”, the one who wanted to open a chicken ranch there.

    1. Oh wow hello there!!! How are you? Hope you enjoy the book – you might recognise some of the characters. Thank you for popping by and of course buying the book. Lovely to hear from you, take care.

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