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Margaret is a consultant clinical psychologist, and latterly she led a team supporting cancer patients in a large London Hospital Trust. Her interest in how people are and why, across different communities, has underpinned that career. Born in Sydney she then had a childhood of travel, including schooling in Mumbai. The close family of four children formed an important world for her, as they moved every few years. After a degree at Melbourne University she finally settled in South London.

Margaret is a member of the Dimbleby Cancer Care Advisory Board and a trustee of the Mark Evison Foundation. Margaret has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University ‘in recognition of inspiring work in establishing and leading the Mark Evison Foundation supporting young people in their personal development’. Death of a Soldier is her first non-academic writing. 
 

Favourite Books:
 
1. War and Peace, by Tolstoy 
An unmissable masterpiece.   
2. The End of the Affair, by Graham Green  
A beautifully written book which uses such simple language to draw in so powerfully.
3. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D. H. Lawrence 
This book’s notoriety cloaked a fascinating description and understanding of class and social issues in England at the time, as well as an intricate tapestry of relationships.    
4. If this is a Man, by Primo Levi 
The very dark and fundamental side of man unrelentingly and elegantly described.   

 

 

 

Books

Death of a Soldier