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Val Poore grew up in London and Dorset in the UK, but in 1981 she moved to South Africa where she and her family lived for nearly twenty years. However, personal and family commitments prompted a return to Europe in 2001. Since then, she has been working as a freelance ESL and academic writing skills teacher in the Netherlands. Val shares her time between a 125-year-old historic Dutch barge and a cottage in Zeeland. She has written a number of memoirs about her life in South Africa and the Netherlands, as well as three novels.