Caitlin is a novelist, non-fiction writer, teacher and journalist and her latest novel – Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World – is set in Margate. It is based on the true story of Agnes Beckwith, a Victorian swimmer whose family hailed from Ramsgate.
Caitlin is the author of five novels and five non-fiction books, including Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames, which resulted in a swimming showcase at the Museum of London.
From 2014-17 she worked as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Westminster in the school of Media, Arts and Design. She has written for most national newspapers in the UK, and previously worked at the Independent as an education and careers feature writer. Her latest non-fiction book is Bad Girls: A Century of Women and Crime at Holloway Prison, to be published by John Murray in March 2018.
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