Claudia de Verteuil

ClaudiaBorn 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.

9780993487026-Perfect (1)Paradise Plums and Cocoa Beans is Claudia’s first book.