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Allan Powell

Allan Powell has lived in the Charente region of south west France for the past 14 years. In addition to contributing monthly articles to two regional journals for many years, he has in this time written books on parenting, behaviourally and emotionally disturbed youngsters, and two travel books.

After graduating in Philosophy and Psychology his career in the UK was in working as a Psychologist with highly disturbed children. For ten years, he was head of a residential school for such children; prior to that, he taught in a similar residential setting, and also had several years as a local authority educational psychologist. In his later years, he worked on providing education for children in care being fostered and/or prepared for adoption, managing a small team of peripatetic teachers. He lectured, wrote for professional journals, and helped to train residential social workers and teachers.

Today, apart from his writing, he lists his main interests as his family of four sons and a daughter and seven grandchildren, reading, travel, vegetable gardening, sport, and trying to master the piano.


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