Sheila Braggins, born in Jamaica in 1928, now lives and writes in London.
A career as a physiotherapist led to her first two published books, “The back, malfunctions and care,” (Mosby 1993) and “Back care: a clinical approach (Churchill Livingstone 2000).
Her most recent work, published with Matador, is more personal and tells the story of Alfred Wolfsohn, the guru, philosopher and singing teacher, who influenced her entire life. Sheila became a pupil of Wolfsohn’s in 1947 and was a member of the circle who tended him until his death in 1962. Sheila chose to remain in London when his pupils formed the Roy Hart Theatre group and moved to France in 1967, but she stayed in close contact with them. She collaborated on translations of Wolfsohn’s manuscripts and has latterly become a respected authority on Wolfsohn’s life and ideas, lecturing at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam and at conferences in France, Cologne and London.