Pamela Hardyment lives in London and studied modern languages at university before taking up a career in journalism and book publishing. Her translation from the German of Tadeus Pfeifer's poetry, The Basalt Womb, was published in 2004 by Jay Landesman Publishers. Dancing Alone, a collection of her poems, was published by von Loeper Verlag in 2005. In 2015 she won a short story competition for The Oldie Magazine which saw her story about Palestine, The Bishop's Cloak, published by Bradt Travel Guides in the collection To Oldly Go. Her memoirs are about to be published and she is working on a new book of poems.
Pam escaped from a large house in Hampshire and a short lived bourgeois marriage to live a roller coaster bohemian life in London with her two sons, mixing with the denizens of Soho and the Colony Room Club, dancing with Francis Bacon, living and working in book publishing in Wardour Street, holding annual parties at her mansion flat overlooking Clapham Common, living among extraordinary single parent women and following her passion for Palestine, a cause that has never left her.
Her lifelong desire for justice for the oppressed and downtrodden began at her orphanage where she was brought up, protecting the less able. She won a scholarship to The City of London School for Girls, and, still fearlessly kicking against the pricks of authority, she left after two terms to go to the new socialist Comprehensive school down the road in Stoke Newington.
Mistresshood was her chosen way of life, with the complicity of the wives, whom she came to love more than the husbands. Her writing skills led to a life in publishing, journalism, and PR, tools she would employ in her fight for justice for Palestine, where she goes to face the teargas of the Israeli oppression and occupation.
She is sustained by her love of her two sons and 4 grandchildren, and her dear friends who have made the journey with her such a rich experience.
You can buy Pamela Hardyment's book of Poetry Dancing Alone from Amazon