Welcome to Madeline Dando

International author living in Wymondham, Norfolk.

My name is Martin Wanger. I was born in the East End of London in 1949, but sadly not within the sound of the Bow Bells so I cannot call myself a Cockney. As a child, I remember food rationing, bomb sites and playing football in the street. In those days, there were no computers, no mobile phones and few televisions. Like most people, my parents struggled for money, and looking back I realise how hard it must have been. As I get older, I value life more each day, and in recent years writing stories has become incredibly important to me.


I have written and published two women’s contemporary fiction novels under a female name. I took a while choosing something suitable and then realised the answer was right under my nose. My mother’s birth name is Madeline Dando and as soon as it came to mind, I knew it was perfect. Every time I sit in front of a keyboard my memories of her, warm my heart.


I worked in a bank for thirty-six years until I retired. I have been married to Brenda for almost fifty years and we have lived in Essex and Norfolk. We have two amazing children who now lead their own special lives.


My main interests are writing, classical music, sport, steam railways and gardening. I also like to cook and sometimes drive my wife mad when trying to create new dishes.


Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Please feel free to write to me. I will always reply.


Best wishes.

Martin Wanger