I studied American Studies at
I've wanted to be a teacher since I was 18. Most of my jobs have involved working with young people. I was a counsellor on
Mostly American literature, including Charles Bukowski poetry, American Pastoral by Philip Roth and modern writers like Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Safran Foer. Moving away from the American theme, A Clockwork Orange is one of my all-time favourite books. I also love Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night, Sunday Morning and it’s based in
When I was younger I was obsessed with Judy Blume books. ‘Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself’ was one of my favourites. The Railway Chidren by Edith Nesbitt and Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave still never fail to make me cry.