Padraig De Brun

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Introduction Padraig graduated from University College Dublin with a BA (Hons), English and Philosophy. Having obtained his teaching qualification from Durham University, he completed an MA at the Institute for Education, University of London. There, he also completed the first three years of a doctorate in new technologies, before turning his attention to professional development. He achieved his NPQH (National Professional Qualification in Headship) in 2005. He spent twenty years as a teacher of English, ten as a Senior Manager, in an inner-London secondary school. His specialism was research, publicity and communication, writing promotional material and financial bids. He has presented to local, regional, national, and international audiences. In June 2011, Padraig used his professional experience to establish himself as a full-time writer. He has recently completed his third novel - The Ordinary Tale of Captain Love; and is in the process of moving to Mevagissey, Cornwall, where he will open a bookshop - Pilchard Books - with his wife, Caroline.