Penny Parkes


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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.


  • RT @CotswoldPenny: It's true! Grab a ticket, come along and talk books - or dishy doctors and dogs, if you prefer! #OutOfPractice https://t…

    Somewhere in the #Cotswolds a teacher is laughing their head off.... My kitchen is a scene of devastation! #BuildABridgeProject #Halfterm

    RT @lucy_dillon: Dogs might not send you roses but they will ALWAYS look at you as if you're the most wonderful thing they've EVER seen. ht…