A short bio - Paul Brasington 2023

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A short bio

I grew up in Kent, educated at Maidstone Grammar School, from where I won a scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge to read English Literature. I graduated with a first class degree in 1981, staying on to work on a PhD on Tennyson and 19th century lyric poetry. Realising I didn’t really want to be an academic I blagged my way into a job using my writing skills. I worked in London agencies for eight years, then turned freelance in 1992. I had young children and wanted to balance my often demanding working life with attention to those children’s needs (and I wanted to see them growing up).

We moved from London to the south east coast in 1994. It was easy for me to work between the coast and London (the fast rail link radically cut the journey time to St Pancras). The children have grown, and moved on. I love the proximity of the sea, and enjoy being part of the vibrant East Kent and Sussex creative communities, as a musician, and a writer.

This site reflects the balance of my interests and commercial activity. These days I'm based in Rye in East Sussex, still in easy reach of London. I also have a house in southwest France, with a decent internet connection and all the IT I need to work and communicate effectively.
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Working with me

Working options and fees etc (read more)
paul@brasington.co.uk    +44 7798 913129
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