A life in writing: Kate Summerscale

The Guardian in their culture/books section recently published (May 4th 2012) an article on journalist, historian, author and OB Kate Summerscale.

After boarding at Bedales School, studying English at Oxford and going to California to study a communications MA, Kate became an editor before writing her own novels.

Learn about her new book and what she enjoys about writing.

Written by Lisa Allardice with photography by Eamonn McCabe read the full article here.



Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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