Celia Brayfield is an author whose nine novels range from modern social fiction to international bestsellers. Her subjects are mostly women, working through changes in themselves and the world, and other themes are the psychogeography of London suburbs, media overshadow and British ex-pats abroad. This is her fifth non-fiction book and her earlier work includes a study of celebrity culture, travel writing and classic writing guides. She teaches Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Her first career was as a journalist, working mostly for The Times and the Evening Standard. Born in North London, she was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and briefly studied French language and literature at Grenoble University. She has one daughter and lives in Dorset.
Writers who changed lives. Rebel Writers is a startling new approach to literary criticism - not just what was done, but why it had to be done - mingled with astute social history. All sorts of things we should know but don't know about the sixties, all smoothly and elegantly written and as readable as any novel. Six writers to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, all in their own ways sowing the seeds of how we live today. Marvellously interesting! -- Fay Weldon Make this your next inspirational read. Trust us, it's Oprah's Book Club worthy. * Vice *