Agent: Laetitia Rutherford
Petrina Banfield is a writer and foster carer. She has written articles for The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Guardian, Yours Magazine, Mother & Baby Magazine and Prima Magazine, as well as the Adoption UK and Women First websites.
Petrina Banfield’s passion for adoption and fostering was shaped by the discovery that her father was an identical twin who had been separated from his siblings during the Second World War. It was her father’s experience of growing up in care that led her to register as a foster carer in 2003.
In her efforts to piece together her father’s family history, Petrina Banfield has undertaken detailed research at the London Metropolitan Archive and Warwick University, unearthing a treasure trove of untapped material about the London almoners and their work.
LETTERS FROM ALICE is the first in a proposed series of narrative Non-Fiction books, published by HarperCollins in September 2018.