Danaë's Country Roses

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Occupation writer/horticulturist
Location Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a writer first, then a rose specialist - a grower, arranger, diarist and historian. I love children,particularly my own, and my own grandchildren: Alice, Grace, Louis and my step-grand-daughter Lottie. I have been interested in birth since writing Naturbirth, a best selling book on the rights of women in childbirth. It was taken up as a feminist tract in America because American mothers related to premise that most women would rather not approach birth as an illness to be controlled by doctors. It was translated into 7 different languages including Dutch, Spanish and Japanese. Journalism kept the food on the table for many years, and I then wrote a book about the theatre's great British dynasty, the Redgraves, called To Be A Redgrave. And now, having gained a Masters in Literature at Essex University (down the road) I am writing scripts and screenplays, as well as growing roses and working on a book of Roses called My Passion For Roses.My PhD subject is called: Parallel Worlds.
Interests Roses, books, writing, travelling, music, dance, film, theatre, keeping a diary.
Favorite Movies Fellini's Guilietta of the Spirits; Cimino's The Deerhunter;Nosferatu starring Klaus Kinski; Burden of Dreams, the documentary made by Werner Herzog about filming in the Peruvian jungle; my stepson Sebastian Duthy's documentary about blind children climbing Everest, called Blindsight. I look forward to being dazzled by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
Favorite Music Jeff Buckley, Steve Miller, Ella Fitgerald, Rolling Stones, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Everything But the Girl, Bjork, David Bowie, The Band
Favorite Books The Golden Notebook, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Road, The Pumpkin Eater among tens of thousands of others

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