As a writer and editor, I have enjoyed many years meeting and interviewing many fascinating people, and visiting wonderful locations worldwide. 

First working as an industry expert, reporting and commenting on the European health and fitness market, I now specialise in profiling authors and artists for magazines.

I contribute reviews and recommendations on new fiction to various publications, websites and local radio, and I interview, chair and organise author events for children and adults. 

I hope you will enjoy reading this selection of my articles, reviews and recommendations.


My current work

Just published

in 'Psychologies', November 2017
The new 'quiet' activitists, who use creativity and individuality to get their message across, rather than division and conflict.

Website projects

Enthused and inspired by working on my own website, I have continued to collaborate with a colleague on devising websites for a few select clients, as CGwebdesign

Read more here ....


I was thrilled to act as the Coordinator for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest on 21-30 October 2016. Author talks, events and activities took place throughout libraries in the county.


Forthcoming events

7.30pm Monday 6th November
at Woodbridge Library
The bestselling novelist will be discussing her stunning new memoir 'I Am, I Am, I Am'..
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Most recent events

Monday 4 September 2017
Bestselling Middle Eastern cookery writer, Sabrina Ghayour came to Browsers to give us a very special introduction to her new book Feasts, due to be published three days later. We sampled the recipes, heard about Sabrina's career and shared experiences in a relaxed and enjoyable evening.



Kolymsky Heights
by Lionel Davidson
Join in the friendly discussion over coffee and flapjack, or a glass of wine.
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 8:00pm

Book reviews

Look out for

Available soon
by Joanna Cannon
A wonderful book. First, it's funny, with great characters and entertaining and perceptive observations on life. Then, ultimately terribly sad, thought-provoking and clever. It's brilliant! Published in January 2018.

Recent recommendations

by Sarah Crossan
A moving and sensitive account of conjoined twins, told in verse. Amazing!
Review date: 11.10.17
by Claire Tomalin
A fascinating and moving account of the life of this respected biographer, beautifully written.
Review date: 16.09.17

On the radio

BBC Radio Suffolk

Catherine at BBC Radio SuffolkOn the first Tuesday of each month, at 2.30pm, Catherine reviews a book on the BBC Radio Suffolk afternoon programme with Lesley Dolphin. The following month they discuss the book and include comments from listeners.

Lesley's Readers are reading...

My blog

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Making the news

The Browsers Book Group made quite a splash in the local newspaper on the last day of the year.

Our recommendations evening held earlier in the month was noted by the books editor on the East Anglian Daily Times, and he requested that we provide him with an account of the occasion and a list of our favourite titles.

The resulting double page spread provided a great reminder of what is a very popular annual event, and we've all added to our 'must read' booklists after hearing so many passionate and fascinating recommendations.

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