I was born in Mitcham, which used to be in Surrey but is now in Greater London.  I went to Wickham Common Primary School - and then Bromley Technical High School for Girls in Chislehurst, although it's now called Bullers Wood School for Girls.  I read English at Essex University but that was before I was married. So if you remember me from any of those places I was called Alison Tilbrook.

I've been living in the West Country for a long time now in a village called Great Elm which is near Frome.

I love writing and have an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.  I've written many short stories, a couple of plays and a memoir, The Man Who Didn't Go To Newcastle which  was published in 2015.  The book is written  in diary form about the last few months of my brother's life in the summer of 2007.  Clare Balding discussed it on her show on Radio 2 and it got some lovely reviews.  I run a weekly creative writing class at Babington House in Somerset, and write short story critiques for new writers.

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