Caroline Atkins is a writer, editor and journalist, the author of several books on interior design and a contributor to publications including Country Living, Modern Rustic and the Mail On Sunday’s YOU magazine. Her latest book is What a Hazard a Letter is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter (Safe Haven Books), which explores the intriguing stories of letters – from literature and from real life – that for various reasons never quite reached their intended destination.
She read English at Durham University (but is not to be confused with Caroline Atkins the cricketer, who went to a different college, at a different time), worked for many years at the National Magazine Company (now Hearst UK) where she was Editor of House Beautiful, and is now freelance.
She is also a painter. In the last few years she has exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, at the Mall Galleries (with the New English Art Club), the Piers Feetham Gallery in Fulham, and Gallery 286 in Earl’s Court. She is a member of the long-established Chelsea Art Society, makes her own frames and occasionally takes on framing commissions, too.