Isabella Bleszynski, Author
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Isabella was born and educated in the north-east of Scotland. Six years after entering the teaching profession in Aberdeen, she took up a contract with the Ministry of Overseas Development, London and left for Ndola, Zambia, with her sons then aged 6 and 4.
After a few years it was followed by a move to Chingola, close to the border with the Republic of Congo, where she was appointed as Head of the Helen Waller School. She was instrumental in renaming it the Princess Nakatindi School, the name it still bears.
Several contracts later, she moved to Lilongwe, Malawi. Her final tour in Africa took her north, to Libya, where she worked for Sirte Oil Company, in Marsa el Brega.
The year after the Americans bombed Tripoli and Benghazi she left Libya to return to Scotland. Isabella now writes full time and is a member of Elgin Writers. She has two sons, four grandchildren and spends a part of each year in Australia.
‘A DANCE CALLED AFRICA’ Book 1 of ‘THE ‘JOHN ROSS’ TRILOGY’ is her first published novel.
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