About Caroline Brannigan
The work mountain was scaled easily with Caroline’s guidance, help and gentle pressure. I can recommend her approach which involved her dealing with a busy man. Thank you Caroline for all your care, patience and friendship during our time working together. The whole family send their good wishes.
Her skills really shine through. Without doubt I would recommend Caroline Brannigan as she would do justice to any life story.
I’m a highly experienced interviewer and writer and have written 80 memoirs, with more under way. None of these people is famous and most would describe themselves as ordinary. I set up this business in 2008 to give a voice to those who would not normally see themselves in print. When I look at my bookshelf I’m proud to see personal stories which are a fascinating record of social history. Relatives are often familiar with a few family tales but don’t know the details or how they fit together. It’s wonderful for them to see the story in full.
I was born in South London in 1959 and now live in Richmond, North Yorkshire. For 30 years I worked as a journalist and saw my by-line in most of the good quality national newspapers and many magazines. I was very successful and didn’t intend to stop being a journalist but the memoirs have taken over, to my great pleasure. I had tired of the celebrity culture.
That was one reason. I also believe very strongly that these stories should be written down. Very sadly, both my parents died before my children were born. I began writing Mum and Dad’s story for my girls and it turned into a family book but there were so many questions I wish I’d asked them and so many gaps. But we don’t ask those questions in time, do we? Dad was with the retreating British Army at Dunkirk in 1940 but I have no idea how he got back or when Mum knew he was safe. He never spoke about it but I think that, with sensitivity, he could have been persuaded to do so.
My Dad holding my oldest brother born in 1941