Catherine Broughton is a writer, poet and artist (published). Books out now, all best sellers, are “French Sand”, “The Man With Green Fingers”, “Saying Nothing” and “A Call From France”. Available from most leading retailers and on most leading e-books. Catherine is also the author of a series of books for toddlers “The Lovely and Very Nice Stories of Baby Black Rabbit. Her poetry is published in a variety of magazines and poetry publications, to include a small collection called “Grass Grows”. Asked if she intends to continue writing Catherine replied:
“I don’t know. It is extraordinarily difficult to get published. I’ve got another book in my head and I may write it in a year’s time or so. I am busy with our holiday complex (www.holidaychateaufrance.com) in France, and we travel a lot …… so, we’ll see!”
Catherine Broughton was born in South Africa, the second of seven children. Her father, a Somerset man, was a doctor of tropical disease and his work took the family all over the world. They spent many exciting years in various parts of Africa, the South Pacific, Switzerland and, later, Spain, Belize and France. This life of travel is reflected in her novels.
For many years Catherine did illustrations almost uniquely for charity cards, or for her church, and has only relatively recently branched out in to further sketching. Several of her sketches have been used in magazines. She is the author many articles, poems and short stories as well as her novels. She exhibits her art work a at fund-raisers only, and she sells them in aid of Amnesty International.
Catherine Broughton attended London University where she did a BA (Hons) in French; in later years she also achieved a BA (Hons) in History of Art with the OU.
She is happily married with three children and two grandchildren. She lives mostly in the UK with extended patches in France and in Belize.