1965 - ?

Francesca Armour-Chelu

Francesca K. Armour-Chelu was born at Rumburgh, Suffolk in 1965, daughter of Suffolk artists, Ian Armour-Chelu and Angela Mary Burfoot. Francesca studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College and after graduating, returned to Suffolk. She went on to work in museum education and public libraries. Her experience of living on water meadows in an abandoned Edwardian railway carriage inspired her novel 'The Hunted', which was short-listed for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition 2012 and her novel 'Lemon Ink over Flame' was short-listed for the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013 and her short story 'The Starving Ghost' won the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2013. Her painting subjects include animals and people, drawn from life and she has exhibited at the annual Rumburgh Place Farm Open Weekends and for the British Red Cross. She married in South Dorset in 1999, Oliver James Perkin and they live at Halesworth, Suffolk with their three children.

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