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Author of Grandma's Poetry Book - Di Castle

Di Castle was born and bred in Hertfordshire. She always had a love of words and started writing as soon as she could hold a pen. After her youngest daughter went to school she began a career teaching in Further Education, while collecting a hoard of unfinished manuscripts. Later, her writing took precedence and, since becoming a regular attendee at the Winchester Writers’ Conference, she has enjoyed success in their competitions gaining two first prizes and highly commended for articles on a range of subjects.

She began writing Grandma’s Poetry Book when her first grandchild was born in 2000 and a few earlier versions of poems were published in poetry magazines.

Di enjoyed a nomadic existence in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and South Bucks before finally settling in Swanage in 2001. She lives close to her partner, Bryan, in a Victorian building overlooking Swanage Bay with views to Bournemouth and Old Harry Rocks. She has three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Grandma’s Poetry Book is Di Castle's first poetry collection.

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