Writing, editing, publishing and bringing stories to a new audience is always a joy. This year, I’ve loved working with Martin Slater on his memoir Stranger in Saigon. I was able to bring together his original entertaining 'essay' and extraordinary contemporary photos and turn them into a book that has put him back in touch with old colleagues and brought him new fans!
It was a real honour too to work on a special part of New Forest history - the story of the Godshill Pottery In the Spirit of Godshill, a memoir written by the delightful Chris Charman. And both this and the inspired Take Three Ponies, from Chris - on that pony trek he and Kate made in 1958, are available here
Earlier I worked with the wonderful and much missed Juanita Casey on her huge autobiography Azerbaijan! and a little book of her humorous poetry Ballybunions. Other books have included those on the colourful artist Sven Berlin, including Out of the Shadows, A Centenary Celebration, and a full biography of Sven Berlin, Timeless Man, a title the artist himself suggested! In addition I have curated and co-curated several shows and presented talks on this artist. Another favourite artist, Rod Hague, is represented here and inspired my book Contrasts. I was really keen to express his versatility and the connections which have inspired him.
In between, my husband Anthony and I travelled to India and Burma following the footsteps taken by Anthony's father during his WW2 service. Our book, The Road to Rangoon was the result and a timely tribute to the 75th anniversary of VJ Day in 2020.
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