Jenny Joseph has been writing poetry since childhood and was first published in the 1950s by John Lehmann. Her first published collection, The Unlooked-for Season, won her a Cholmondeley Award and her prose and verse narrative, Persephone, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 1995 she was awarded a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship. In 2006 her poem 'Warning' was voted Britain's favourite modern poem. She has three grown-up children and lives in Gloucestershire. Pythia Ashton-Jewell has been a printer and opera-singer and is reading for a degree in Music while pursuing her career as writer and illustrator, mainly of children's books. She lives in London.
Warning: When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple