Irene Edwards

Irene Edwards is a children’s writer from Llanelli.  She taught at primary level in many parts of the UK; London, Essex, Coventry, Midlands, Cardiff, Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire.  She qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf at The Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford, working at first within unit settings and later moving to peripatetic, for schools and clinics.  She had always written short stories, or longer poems for children and knowing how important literature and language was to the structure of speech and language development, on retirement she began to research into the imaginary minds of children and their world of literature and writing.  She published the successful ‘Magic Islands series,’ – a resource used in schools all over the UK.


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