Published Work

Storying the Self

“We use the phrase ‘Storying the Self’ provocatively. ‘Storying
the Self’ complicates any notion that selves are easily definable or even knowable in any
direct way.

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 always makes me smile. I close my eyes and hear my daughter giggling in her pram. It’s a second-hand green Silver Cross with a rather fancy canopy and my daughter’s wearing a yellow and white gingham romper suit and a wide brimmed sun hat. I see her two pearly teeth in her cute little gummy smile.