Born in Trinidad in 1953, Claudia was brought up there, leaving in 1972 to study for a teaching degree in London at Goldsmiths College. Claudia met her husband Peter at university and pursued a teaching career in Nursery teaching, in London and subsequently in the European Schools in Holland, Oxfordshire and Brussels. After retirement four years ago, Claudia became the coordinator of a carers support group for the charity Rethink Mental Illness. She is also currently in the final stages of an MA in Psychoanalysis, at Birkbeck University of London.
A run, walk and yoga practice most days helps to keep her focused. Home is in Oxfordshire and, for part of the year, in Greece.
Paradise Plums and Cocoa Beans is Claudia’s first book.