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Avril Joy

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I was born and grew up in the West Country - on the Somerset Levels which became the setting for my first novel The Sweet Track. Although I now live in the North East, and have done for over twenty years, I still think of myself as a west- country girl although rarely do people detect an accent.

When I was 18 I left home for the University of East Anglia to study for a BA in the History of Art. I loved it there - I loved (still do love) Norwich and I felt at home in the big flat landscape that surrounds it with its immense Constable skies. After four years in East Anglia I moved to London where I worked as a social worker and later as a teacher.

Shortly after moving north I went travelling (backpacking) with friends for a year to India, Nepa
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STOP PRESS – Take a look at writer Poppy Peacock’s writing space in my latest on Writers’ Rooms. You can also find and follow Poppy on Twitter @poppypeacockpen
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