Angela Barry was born in 1931 and has lived an itinerant life in the UK and abroad. She worked in Sweden for 9 years and joined the Diplomatic Service from the British Embassy in Stockholm, serving in a variety of overseas posts. Her interests are people, books and the meaning of life. She now lives in Andalucia in Southern Spain.
She started writing short stories whilst still at school and went on tussling with this as she got older. But she found that somehow she didn't have the imagination needed either to weave a short story or plot a novel. The short stories of Katherine Mansfield inspired her, but that wasn't enough.
She still had the urge to write and had plenty of practice writing factual reports of one kind or another in her work at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
After retiring she came to the conclusion that, as truth is often stranger than fiction, she shoud embark on recording her life, with the accent on the bizarre, funny and frightening things of which her life has been made up. Given her many travels and experience of living in a number of different lands and cultures these experiences have been many and varied. They form the basis of her autobiography:'Fun, Sun and Sadness', much to the delight of her friends and apparently other readers too.