Ysenda Maxtone Graham

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Ysenda Maxtone Graham was born in 1962 and educated at The King’s School, Canterbury and Girton College, Cambridge. She has written for many newspapers and magazines as a features writer, book reviewer and columnist. She is the author of six books: The Church Hesitant: A Portrait of the Church of England TodayThe Real Mrs Miniver, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography of the Year Award; Mr Tibbits’s Catholic SchoolAn Insomniac’s Guide to the Small HoursTerms & Conditions: Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools, 1939-1979British Summer Time Begins: The School Summer Holidays, 1930-1980, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, and Jobs for the Girls: How We Set Out to Work in the Typewriter Age. Her latest book is Screams: Shrieks of Horror and Yelps of Pleasure from Modern Life which is published by Abacus Books on 31st October 2024. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.

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