The Deathday Present

Emma Berrecloth-Bale
Emma was born in Oxford in 1967. The youngest of four she followed her brothers to the Dragon before attending Wychwood then Uppingham School. Emma was enrolled for finishing school at Winkfield Place in good time, at the age of four; she had other plans.

Emma read linguistics at UCL and studied for the CPE at the College of Law. Emma could be found working in a variety of locations as well as roaming the hinterland of her flat in Holland Park looking for inspiration for poetry.

Six months on the hippy trail round India fostered a love of the country as well as nineteenth century literature; a second hand bookshop displaying wall to wall Penguin classics could be found in the remotest of villages.

She finally ensconced herself in the cosy confines of a children’s clothing shop in Oxford and devoted herself to a personal study of psychoanalysis culminating in the two year baby observation course through the Tavistock.
All change again and after spending one year working in mental health, Emma retrained as an anaesthetic practitioner and practised for ten years throughout the Oxford Radcliffe Trust.

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