Pamela Grant lives in a village between Newcastle and Carlisle in the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall countryside. She left primary school teaching to write her PhD on the politics of Modern China, and now combines freelance editing with her own writing.
‘The novel [When a Girl is Born] is a fascinating account of a young girl’s life in China at the turn of the century. The horrors of footbinding, the Boxer Rebellion, arranged marriages and strange customs: all the textures and fragrances of China are encapsulated here’ – The Guardian
‘The book’s greatest asset is the sense of Ko-chin’s humour and courage as she is transformed from reformer’s handmaiden to true revolutionary’ – The Times