About the author
Phyllida Scrivens lives with her husband in Thorpe St Andrew, less than half a mile from the site of the railway disaster. She is the author of two previous books, her debut biography being Escaping Hitler, published by Pen and Sword Books in the UK and Skyhorse Publications in the US. Her group biography, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017, won the Best Biography Prize at the East Anglian Book Awards in November 2018. She is a popular public speaker, giving talks on her work throughout Norfolk and beyond. Phyllida studied for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction with Biography from the University of East Anglia, graduating in 2014.
About the interviewer
Pete Goodrum is a Norwich man. He has held senior positions in advertising agencies, working on national and international campaigns, and is now a successful author of books including Norwich in the 1950s and Norwich in the 1960s, both published by Amberley. Pete's other books include Norfolk Broads; the Biography, and Five Norwich Lives. Most recently he wrote Jarrold 250. A History. This locally bestselling book tells the story of Jarrold and was published to celebrate their anniversary.
He makes frequent appearances on BBC local radio covering topics ranging from advertising to music and social trends. And he is a much in demand public speaker. Pete wrote and presented ’Sixteen Minutes’, the documentary film about the Thorpe Rail Disaster. It aired on BBC 1.