Loretta Proctor

Loretta Proctor at Goldsboro Bookstore

I was born in Cairo, Egypt and came to Britain during a very cold winter. Quite a contrast to the heat of Cairo and my first ever view of snow! My father was from England and met my mother in Athens, Greece during the Second World War.
Nature plays a large part in my descriptive writing but I also love art, poetry and images, mysterious ruined buildings, and the great, passionate love stories about complex and deep feeling women like Jane Eyre, Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina...
In 1999, I and my husband, John, moved from London to the countryside. I had won some prizes and had poetry and articles published earlier on but abandoned writing for many years for varied reasons; now there was suddenly time to write again.

The Long Shadow, a mosque in Salonika