Catherine Chanter was born and raised in the West Country. She won a scholarship to read English Literature at Oxford and went on to work as a lobbyist, both in the UK and the USA. Somewhat disillusioned with the political process, she returned to England where she re-trained as a teacher and has since led provision for vulnerable and excluded young people in a wide range of settings. Most recently, Catherine has worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London and is currently leading on the delivery of education in an adolescent mental health in-patient service.
Catherine Chanter recommends
The Party (2017)
"The Party is a compelling read, but it’s a lot more than a page turner. Like Martin, the protagonist, we as readers are sucked into the lives of the privileged few and, like Martin, in turn tittilated, appalled, bewitched and ultimately punched in the stomach by their casual cruelty. We may have seen a hundred stories like this on the news, but Elizabeth Day’s perfectly pitched dialogue and vivid prose brings it all to life."
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