I am a freelance writer and researcher (as of 2020). Broadly speaking, my areas are autobiography, biography, education and the arts.
A love of language led me to read French and German at The Queen’s College, Oxford (2006-10). But thankfully, essays were mostly written in English, so I survived. Just.
As a former teacher, one of my aims is to help enrich children’s lives by promoting the best extra-curricular opportunities, arts education and quality children’s books. You will find my most recent articles under ‘The Edinburgh Parent’.
On this site you will also find a downloadable list of over 400 children’s book recommendations, which I am constantly updating.
We are, actually, pioneers trying to find a new path through the maze of tradition, convention and dogma.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Just think what a real education for these children would involve. It would start by giving a child an understanding of himself, his world, his culture, his community. That’s the starting point of any educational process.
Yorkshire really formed my character. I get straight to the point and say what I feel. I can’t help it, it’s genetic.
(Quoted in Times obit.)