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Q&A with Rachael English: 'I grew up in a local-authority estate in Shannon and it was a brilliant place to grow up'

Rachael English, broadcaster and author, 51

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Rachael English

Rachael English

Rachael English

Raised in Shannon, Co Clare, Rachael English (51) completed a BA in Communication Studies at Dublin City University. She has been a presenter on RTÉ's Morning Ireland since 2010. The best-selling author of six novels, Rachael lives in Dublin with her husband, Eamon Quinn.

What's your earliest memory?

We moved from to Ireland from Lincolnshire in England when I was four, and most of my memories from before that time are very hazy. I do, though, have one vivid memory of walking across a pebbled yard, staring down at my beautiful red wellies.

What was the first book you loved?

Heidi. I was seven, and I wanted to be part of Heidi's world, living in the mountains and having adventures.