Caro Ramsey

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Caro Ramsay

Caro Ramsay was raised on the south side of Glasgow and was drummed out of the Brownies for insubordination – badge-less!  She was the youngest person ever to graduate from the British School of Osteopathy in London, where rather than being a valued member of a Primary Care Team, her job seemed to consist of translating the Taggart episode that had been on the night before. Upon graduation, she returned to Glasgow to establish her own practice, which even in the early days included the treatment of animals. It was while recovering from a very bad back injury that she started writing what was to become Absolution.


Interviewed 18 April 2015

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Hard, rewarding, amusing, tiring, emotionally depleting, creative, excessive, nurturing, compassionate and chaotic.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

The dog, the cat, the computer screen, an empty bottle of Pinot Grigio, cushions on the floor that the dog has pulled off the settee, my big teak table covered in bits of typescript, two half-burnt candles, a bronze statue of a rearing horse, beautiful Scottish scenery through the big window.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

A wrap, cottage cheese, crisps, hummus, lettuce, anything lying in the fridge served with Pinot.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

I can’t think of anybody I’d like to go out for a drink with … Can I take Timmy from the Famous Five for a walk instead? See answer to question one - I talk at work all day so I relax on my own.

Six things you can't live without ...

My dog, my cat, pen, notebooks, big bath of hot water and I suppose my wee tablet, laptop hybrid thingy …

Five favourite words ...

Wombat, marsupial, opporchancity, stramash, chocolate.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Largs, my imagination, Conic Hill, Loch Lomond side.

Three books you've bought recently ...

Medical Psychology textbook, The Day She Died by Catriona McPherson (a great book), The Random Book Of Christopher by Jason Dickinson.

Two things that make you rant ...

Just two? I am a Basil Fawltyesque ranter. Wide-ranging and fluent. Superb five star ranting on any given subject.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

That the pain would go away. Sounds precious but I spent my teenage years in agony with my back. The treatment I had in my 30s when I fractured it sorted it all out. I celebrated by running a marathon.