Fiona Joseph

Fiona-Joseph-headshot-2015-e1447057710564Fiona Joseph blends her twin passions of 20th century history and of storytelling to write books and give talks, which aim to entertain, surprise and (she hopes) change the world a little.

She is the author of two works inspired by the famous Cadbury chocolate manufacturers at Bournville, Birmingham (UK) founded by the Quaker capitalist brothers, Richard and George Cadbury.

The biography BEATRICE The Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune (2012) tells the compelling true story of the radical Cadbury daughter, who gave her shares to the Bournville workers in pursuit of a fairer society.

Fiona’s fact-inspired novel Comforts For The Troops (2015) brings to vivid life the trials and tribulations of Cadbury women workers in World War One.

Fiona is a popular public speaker with a busy speaking schedule. Her talks on the background to her Cadbury books have entertained more than 200 audiences at: literary festivals, libraries and reading groups, historical societies and membership groups like the WI and U3A.

Fiona lives in Birmingham with her partner, their two daughters, and their much-loved rescue dog. Contrary to expectation she has never received free chocolate from Cadbury.

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