Published Work

Anticipation for Netflix’s Rebecca

Lily James looks as if she might be believable. The first time I read Rebecca, I was immersed so fully that I failed to notice the protagonist had no name – she was me, and I was her.

An Imagined Dialogue between Daphne du Maurier and Suzi Bamblett

“The first thing I noticed was the clarity of the air, and then the sharp green colour of the land.” The sea stretches out before me, crystal clear and shimmering in the morning sun. This is the Cornwall of my childhood. From behind, I hear Daphne’s voice.

Twin Trust Bereavement Articles

For my MA Communities Module, I worked with TAMBA (now Twins Trust) Bereavement Support. I was asked to write a Valentine’s letter to my grandsons, Jacob and George to help raise funds for their Big Research Appeal.


Pushing a Pram-at Birkenau

This photograph of my baby in her pram always makes me smile. I close my eyes, thirty five years disappear, and I stand again in my cottage garden in Kent. The breeze tugs and snaps at the crisp, clean squares, making the rotary clothes line creak.