Margery Hookings is a journalist and writer. A former editor of the Bridport and Lyme Regis News, she now writes features for magazines. She is a compulsive blogger, writing The World from my Window for 12 years under the pen name of Maddie Grigg. The blog has evolved into a weekly column in the world’s longest running women’s magazine, The People’s Friend. She’s published several books and is now studying for a Masters degree in creative writing with The Open University. She loves Dorset, nature, Greece, comedy and kindness.