Pauline Rhodes

Pauline Rhodes was born in Old Stevenage and has lived in Hertfordshire all her life. Her writing career began at 19, when she was indentured to the Countryside Magazine Group. Her formal apprenticeship was sponsored by the NUJ during which time she attended the London College of Printing on their Periodical Journalism course.

In 1983 she left to work in London as Production Editor on Creative Cook, a weekly cookery part-work. At the end of this contract she moved into public relations with Peter Carrick Associates.  She married in 1985 and set up her own freelance editorial consultancy in 1988. 

In December 1989 she gave birth to twins and this was the onset of her ‘Double Trouble’ and where this personal story begins… Her book Tuscany and Beyond takes up the story of her recovery journey twelve years later looking back over some difficult times and using the pen as a weapon in her fight through mental illness. Her book offers a unique insight into mental illness and will be of interest to sufferers, their families and friends.

:“These books are a tribute to this author’s strength, courage and faith. Everyone who is thinking of/or is working in mental health and emergency services should read it”. Sharn Tomlinson, CEO of Mind in Mid Herts 

“It’s very difficult to pigeonhole these two volumes. They’re part memoir, autobiography, self-help and love story”. Revd Richard Allen,  Manager Spiritual Care Service Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust

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