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Charlie Garratt

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Charlie Garratt was born in Manchester and later moved to Warwickshire. For over thirty years, in the field of community development, he was regularly writing non-fiction and is credited as author and co-author of a number of books and guides on community participation.

In 2006, Charlie moved to Donegal, Ireland and this is when his fiction writing began, through involvement in a creative writing group. In 2016, three of Charlie’s short stories were included in a collection, Wild Atlantic Words, fifteen tales drawing from life along the west coast of Ireland.

He returned to England in the Spring of 2018 and now lives in Shropshire, where he’s a member of the Much Wenlock U3A Writers.

His novels in the Inspector James Given series are published by Sapere Books.

Books by Charlie Garratt

  • A Shadowed Livery


  • A Pretty Folly


  • A Patient Man