Patricia Huth Ellis was born in 1940, and went to boarding school at the age of seven. It was the first of many she attended, two of them in France, one a convent.
A shy child and teenager, she made books her friends and discovered her love of poetry through the poems of Thomas Hardy.
She married young, lived in the New Forest, and brought up three daughters. For several years she appeared on Houseparty, a Southern Television programme. She also served as a magistrate, and later became a Samaritan volunteer.
After her divorce in 1981, she came to live in Oxford, where she studied for an Open University degree and did a variety of jobs, including work in The Porch, a refuge for the homeless. Her poems are written from the heart and reflect personal experiences which will resonate with many readers.

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