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Charlotte Fairbairn

  • Fiction, 2015
Charlotte Fairbairn

Charlotte Fairbairn’s first novel A Bear with an Egg in her Paws (Citron Press 1999) was a fictional exploration of her Scottish upbringing. In 2001, she won a two-book deal with Headline and God Breathes his Dreams through Nathaniel Cadwallader (also published in the USA by Penguin) was followed in 2004 by With the Sound of the Sea. In 2010 she self-published One World, One Chutney.

Since winning the Northern Writers’ Award in 2015, she has been engrossed in the research, compilation and narration of an exhibition at Lowther Castle, near Penrith in Cumbria. The exhibition, The Story of Lowther, opens end of May 2017 and is accompanied by a guidebook. Both tell the story of the Lowther family who have been in situ since the 12th century; and the site itself, home over the centuries to several incarnations of houses and now home to the ruins of the castle itself.

Charlotte has lived in Cumbria since 1988 and has two children, Jake and Clara.

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