About Patricia

Patricia Ainger

Patricia Ainger

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A brief autobiography

On one level …

A Londoner by birth, I moved with my family to the coast of Dorset in my early teens where I was fortunate enough to attend the local grammar school. By the time I hit forty, I was divorced with four children to support and found myself having to employ my fortunately good secretarial qualifications to keep our bodies and souls together.

Moving from being a legal secretary to a school administrator to an office manager to various roles in the aerospace industry with a few other temporary jobs on the way, my working life has, I now realise, furnished me with loads of useful copy.

With the incredibly generous backing of the local engineering firm where I worked at the time, who allowed me to juggle my hours to fit in frenzied trips to the university campus for lectures and seminars, I undertook a full-time BA (Hons) degree in English Literature at university for which I received 1% below a First. I then decided that the only course of action was to carry on and study for a Masters in Literature, Landscape and the Environment … which I passed with Merit. I have the hood to prove it! The PhD may well still happen – who knows!

 

On another level …

I’ve been singing, dancing and acting on the stage and anywhere else I can, since the age of six when I sang my first solo. I achieved a reasonable standard in ballet and could tap dance, though I didn’t enjoy that nearly as much as the more graceful forms of dance. Over the years, I have written a pantomime, acted in plays, held down principle roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas and various musicals, entertained audiences of Rotarians and Masons with my fishnet-clad legs, and successfully rendered some seriously difficult classical music. I still perform occasionally when my arm can be twisted hard enough.

I hold a long service medal (30 years) from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, achieved distinction in grade 7 Musical Theatre and have sung some wonderful music with several choirs. During my time with a professional-standard, amateur operatic society, I not only regularly sang solos but was also rated as the dresser you really want if you have a quick change – I can rip a man’s trousers off in no time flat … in the nicest possible way.

When performing became non-viable for health reasons and not being adept at doing nothing, I looked around for something to do with my spare time. Seeing writing as a fantastically convenient outlet for my intellectual creativity, I was surprised when my friends and family not only read my scribblings but demanded more. Always happy to oblige, I have kept on writing.

 

Then, on yet another level,

I’m a practising Christian (hope to get it right one of these days, but God is very patient), a keen gardener, a good cook, an absolutely omnivorous reader (though more selective nowadays as a result of my university studies) and a totally unlikely granny - regularly having trouble convincing people I am as ancient as I am. After retirement, I moved to live on a little Greek island in the Aegean for nearly three years. I now split my time between there and the UK.

 

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Experience

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Education

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Contact

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