I was born in Mitcham, which used to be in Surrey but is now in Greater London. I went to Wickham Common Primary School in Coney Hall - and then Bullers Wood School for Girls in Chislehurst. 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 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. My first novel is called Two Blackberry Lane and was published in 2022. This book is about a house on the outskirts of a village in the West Country, and follows snapshots of the fictitious lives of people who lived there between the 1940s and the present day.

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