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About Katrina Kirkwood

book cover for Isabella and the String of Beads

I trained as both a medical research scientist and an artist, but over the years, I have developed a passion for stories. I spent a long time as a digital-story-teller, helping people in the South Wales valleys turn their stories into mini-films, but one day the desire to find out the secrets behind my grandmother Isabella's medical instruments and her strange string of beads got the better of me, I set out to solve their mystery and found they had been hiding an amazing tale.

Following features about Isabella on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, in national newspapers, and on local radio and television, I have received quite a few invitations to write about Isabella.

Recently, I have moved from Wales to Norwich, but I hope to carry on telling stories.







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Links to articles:

Why I write what I write: Creative nonfiction

A String of Beads and a Family Mystery

Why July 1916 was an important month for professional women

Beyond the Trenches, AHRC WW1 blog




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