A happy publication week to Catherine Chanter, whose memoir A Child in the Middle has been published by Linen Press.
On her website Catherine, who is also the author of two novels, describes A Child in the Middle as “an intensely personal book, weaving together my own story about the search for my birth parents with wider reflections on adoption, informed by my work with vulnerable children over many years.”
From Linen Press’ website: “This is no ordinary book about adoption. It is Catherine Chanter’s story of her search for her birth parents and follows the twists and turns of that extraordinary detective story. But Catherine also sits on adoption panels and has spent her working life supporting vulnerable children from fractured families. And so it brings together the personal and the professional in a rich and insightful exploration of adoption.
“This book is for everyone interested in or touched by adoption. It speaks to you all from a base of acknowledgement, wisdom, and honesty.”
Many congratulations to Catherine and we hope she continues to reach lots of readers.
Catherine won third prize in the the 2008 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, The Boys Guide to Winning: No.1 – Hide and Seek. It is published in our Volume 1 anthology by Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-1.