Charmian Coates


Charmian Coates, who lives in Blackpool, was born in Ilford, Essex, in 1937. She is a widow, with one of her four children, sadly deceased, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In 1972, she left Oxford to run, alongside her late husband, Alan, a small private hotel in Blackpool. Charmian has had several novels published by Rabbit Books and also Pegasus, Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd. She has been a member of Blackpool Writers` Circle for twenty-five years, and also Lancashire Authors for sixteen years.



Family Sagas

Publications & Performance History

Recent novels: The View from her Window. ISBN 978 184386 449 3 Flower of India and Return to India ISBN 978 184386 471 4 The Frozen Tear ISBN 978 184386 583 4

Workshop & Reading Experience

I have given some talks about my writing for libraries and Mothers Union meetings


Reverend Stuart Edwards, Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool.

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No Preference

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Other information

I would prefer to be given a lift to any venues where I might be asked to give a talk as I don`t drive
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