Meet Monica Carly
Monica Carly was born in Peterborough in 1936 and spent her early years living through the Second World War with all its dramas and privations. At the age of 12 she moved with her family to Kingston, Jamaica, the next 6 years being rich in a wide variety of sights, tastes and experiences, including surviving a devastating hurricane.
Back in England she gained a B.A. Honours degree at Bristol University and taught English and French at secondary level before raising her family. She has always loved writing and has experimented in many genres such as short stories, children’s stories and poetry. More recently she has written two novels, and at the age of 87 has produced a memoir of her life in Jamaica.