Caroline Plaisted

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Caroline Plaisted, born and brought up in London, trained at the Royal Ballet School but failed to make it as a dancer thanks to her bandy knees not looking very good in a tutu.

She has worked for a charity, in the House of Commons, and spent 14 years in book publishing including five years as Editorial Manager of BBC Books. Caroline has also worked in magazine publishing as a writer and editor, and now works at Canterbury Cathedral.

Since the birth of her first child, Caroline has surprised herself by writing more than 80 books and wants to write lots more; from picture books to teen novels, plus non-fiction, her books have been published in 14 languages.

Caroline lives in rural Kent with her two children (who suddenly seem to be terrifically grown up) and two enthusiastic Border Terriers. When she is not walking dogs, Caroline reads, writes, is addicted to the news and The Archers, sings with a choral society, knits and embroiders (without dropping stitches), gardens (not very well – although she has just won a certificate for her soft fruit in the Village Show), and goes to the theatre (whenever she can).

Caroline's website will tell you more about her and her books.