Sue Lloyd (Susan M.Lloyd, née Emmerson) gained her honours degree in French at Bristol University in 1964 and then trained and worked as a teacher, in this country and in East Africa. She gained a master's degree at the University of East Anglia for her MPhil thesis: “Edmond Rostand’s Success: Cyrano de Bergerac” before editing major new editions of Roget’s Thesaurus for Longman and Penguin Books (1982, 1984). While continuing to work as an editor and lexicographer, Sue continued her research into Edmond Rostand and his work. The result was
her biography of Rostand: The Man who was Cyrano, a Life of Edmond Rostand, Creator of "Cyrano de Bergerac", published in the USA in 2003 and in the UK in 2007.
Sue Lloyd hopes to inspire non-French speakers with her own enthusiasm for Rostand and his plays. Sue now lives in Somerset, England, where she has set up the Genge Press to spread the word about Edmond Rostand and his work.
Sue has contributed talks and/or programme notes to UK productions of Cyrano de Bergerac at the National Theatre in April 2004 and Chichester Festival Theatre in May 2009, as well as programme notes for the Royal Opera House’s production of Franco Alfano’s opera Cyrano de Bergerac, and for Jamie Lloyd's Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre, London, 2019-2020. Her essays on Edmond Rostand himself, his play Chantecler, and Cyrano de Bergerac, are available to universities and colleges worldwide on the online Literary Encyclopedia, www.litencyc.com. Sue was honoured to be invited to take part in the conference at the Rostand museum, Villa Arnaga, at Cambo-les-bains, on the occasion of Chantecler’s centenary in 2010. In September 2018 she took part in the conference at Arnaga to celebrate Rostand's double anniversary: 150 years since his birth and 100 years since his death from the Spanish flu in December 2018.