Kate Ashton

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Author photo by Robin Boag, 2016.

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About the author

Born in Beith in 1948, Kate Ashton trained as a nurse in Edinburgh before moving to London and journalism on Nursing Times. From 1979 until 2003 she lived, worked and wrote in The Netherlands, publishing full-length fiction and non-fiction. She has translated widely from Dutch and Flemish; reviews, and reports as expert assessor for PEN Translates! Her memoir, Losing Eric Gill’s Eden, is forthcoming from Frances Boutle Publishers. She lives in Nairn, on the Moray Firth. This is her first full collection.


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