Introducing Gillian Angrave

“My life has been spent fulfilling my dream of travelling the world”
Gillian Angrave author of From Oceans to Embassies
Gillian Angrave with HRH Prince Andrew playing golf
Gillian Angrave dancing at a Bistro night
Gillian Angrave, at San Rafael Glacier, Chile

Gillian's Life

Born in Leicester in 1945, Gillian was educated at Guthlaxton Grammar School and the Leicester College of Technology. After three years working in Leicester as a PA for an architect, an engineering company, and The Rank Organisation, she joined P&O as an Assistant Purser in 1967, sailing in CANBERRA and ORIANA until 1974.

After a brief spell ashore, she again got itchy feet and in 1976 joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as Ambassador’s PA, a position she held, and greatly enjoyed, for thirty years. Her postings took her to the Philippines, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Mexico and Hungary. She retired from ‘The Office’ on 16 April 2005, her 60th birthday.

Single (her love of travel somehow always seemed to get in the way of marriage), upon retirement Gillian became, and still is, a Registrar of Marriages in West Sussex, a job she also loves. Now she marries everyone else!

Hobbies: travel; photography; bell-ringing; modern languages; gardening; golf (1991 Hungarian Ladies Open Champion) – and, of course, writing!

Throughout her life, Gillian has enjoyed photographing and writing about all the exotic places in which she has lived, and which she has visited, mainly in short articles for societies and other groups.

“Travel has been my constant companion and I wouldn’t have missed the experience for the world.”

Contact Gillian

“I count myself so lucky and privileged to have sailed the Seven Seas and been sent on postings with the Diplomatic Service to such exciting and interesting countries. Travel has been my constant companion and I wouldn’t have missed the experience for the world. I intend to keep travelling for as long as I can.”

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