Language of My Choosing: A Creative Scots-Italian Memoir
By (author) Anne Pia
This is a memoir of growing up in an Italian family in Edinburgh in the 1950s and 1960s which had been profoundly affected by World War 2. It follows the journey out of that life through education and the arts, career and motherhood and the links that always bind the author back to her roots. Central to the book is the consideration of relationships between mothers and daughters in the author’s life and how these relationships can enhance, inhibit and define
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Based in Edinburgh, Annie has a long experience of writing for dif-ferent audiences. A language graduate, former teacher with a recent Doctorate in Education (2008) she has been published many times in professional and academic journals, Times Educational Supplement and Scottish Educational Review; and as a government official, HM Inspector, has been responsible for expert national reports for a range of stakeholders on education in the adult learning world.