I joined the team in 2007, having previously worked as a solicitor before becoming a full-time mum for a few years. I’ve always loved books and been an avid reader, so having the opportunity to work in a bookshop in my own community feels like a real privilege. Over the years that I’ve worked at The Bookcase I’ve developed a real love for children’s books and am responsible for the shop’s children’s section. To the amusement of my teenage daughters I’m often found giggling over picture books or weeping into emotionally draining young adult fiction. I’m currently a member of The Bookseller Association’s Children’s Bookselling Group committee and run a Reading Group for teenagers.