ARMOUR-CHELU, Miss Francesca K

1965 - ?

Francesca Armour-Chelu

Born at Rumburgh, Suffolk in 1965, daughter of Suffolk artists, Ian Armour-Chelu [q.v.] and Angela Burfoot [q.v.]. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths, University of London and after graduating, she returned to Suffolk and has exhibited at the annual Rumburgh Place Farm Open Weekends and for the British Red Cross. Her subjects include animals and people, drawn from life. She went on to work in museum education and public libraries but her experience of living on water meadows in an abandoned Edwardian railway carriage inspired her novel 'The Hunted', which was short-listed for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition 2012. Her novel 'Lemon Ink over Flame' was short-listed for the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013 and her short story 'The Starving Ghost' won the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2013. She married in South Dorset in 1999, Oliver J. Perkin.

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