Penny Parkes survived a Convent education largely thanks to a ready supply of inappropriate novels and her passion for writing and languages.

She studied International Management in Bath and Germany, before gaining experience with the BBC. She then set up an independent film location agency and spent many happy years organising shoots for film, television and advertising - thereby ensuring that she was never short of travel opportunities, freelance writing projects or entertaining anecdotes. 

Penny now lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, two children and an excitable puppy with a fondness for Post-its.

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As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, this book wouldn’t leave me. I loved it.

Katie Fforde, author of A Wedding in the Country
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Moving, hopeful and heartfelt... an ideal book group read.

AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird
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