Carol Atherton

Carol Atherton read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, before training to be a teacher. She is currently Head of English at a secondary school in Lincolnshire. She has written for the British Library, the Poetry Archive, and various other subject-related organisations, and is co-author of Teaching English Literature 16-19, a major study of English in post-compulsory education.

She blogs about issues related to English teaching at www.passing-it-on.com. Her first book, The Books that Made Us, will be published by Fig Tree in 2024.

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction


We are actively looking for new clients and welcome submissions in the following areas: fiction, both commercial and literary; non-fiction, in particular biography, cookery, history, humour, memoir, music, politics, sport and wellbeing and lifestyle; and children’s fiction and non-fiction.

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