Caroline England

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Caroline England

Caroline England was born in Sheffield. She studied law at the University of Manchester and stayed over the border in Lancashire. Caroline was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer but turned to writing when she deserted the law to bring up her three lovely daughters in Manchester, where she still lives.

She likes to write stories that delve into complicated relationships, secrets, lies, loves and the moral grey area. Caroline, who also writes as Caro Land and CE Rose, draws on her experience as a lawyer to create ordinary characters who get caught up in extraordinary situations. She admits to a slight obsession with the human psyche, what goes on behind closed doors and beneath people’s façades.

As well as writing domestic psychological thrillers, Caroline has had short stories and poems published in a variety of literary publications and anthologies.

Interviewed 22 May 2021

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Criminal, divorce, PI lawyer, wife, mum, mum, mum, mediator, author.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

School photographs of my three daughters
Lowry’s Two Brothers
A bag of cat treats
A naked man (sadly only in a photograph by Neil Rowland)
Selection of vinyl LPs (The Clash by The Clash taking the lead)
Books of all shapes and sizes
A box of Maltesers Truffles (miraculously still unopened)
A stunning bunch of pink flowers
The Manchester rain!

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

A Ready Steady Cook creation from whatever happens to be left in the fridge for my long-suffering lockdown family.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

My sister
Seamus Heaney
Ted Hughes
Liam Gallagher
Freddie Mercury
Michelle Obama
Joanna Lumley

Six things you can't live without ...

Only six?
My family
My friends
Skimmed milk
Yorkshire tea

Five favourite words ...

Emily (are)

Four places you'd run away to ...

My study
My bedroom
The bath
New York

Three books you've bought recently ...

Sam Carrington - I Dare You
Elisabeth Carpenter - The Woman Downstairs
Amanda Robson - My Darling

Two things that make you rant ...

Delay - planes, trains and automobiles
Injustice - any kind

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Get on the damned horse!