Katharine Ann Angel
Katharine was born in Kent to anaesthetist Robert St. John Angel and midwife Jean-Ann Angel. Army life entailed moving to Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, as well as Putney and Camberley. Katharine has also lived in Bath and Cornwall, Northwood (London again!) and Maidenhead. 1982-4 they helped run Yeldall Manor, a drug and alcohol rehab for men. Since 1984 she has lived in Lancaster and Preston, where she and husband Andrew brought up their three daughters and fostered many others. Katharine trained as a teacher in SW London, and worked for the National Teaching and Advisory Service (NTAS), as a tutor to excluded teenagers. After reviewing 'Being Forgotten,' Edge Hill University invited Katharine to lecture in PSHCE for trainee teachers, which proved to be an extremely rewarding year. Katharine co-leads the Creative Network Writers' group in Preston. She wrote 'Being Forgotten,' 8 short stories about marginalised teens (with useful discussion notes) which gained an excellent review in the Times Educational Supplement. Award-winning editor Karen Holmes described Katharine's novel 'The Froggitt Chain' as 'Very funny and intensely moving.' Its themes are broken family links, 21st century loneliness and the burdens we carry from childhood which affect our behaviour as adults. 'Unputdownable!' Maria Felix Vas: BBC Radio Lancs.