Joyce Chatwin

Author's books

Life is What You Make It


Illustrated with original photographs from a family album dating from the 1870s to the 1960s, this book is a journey through the lives of three generations of strong women from one Hull family.


The author, Joyce Chatwin, now in her nineties, takes the reader to places as far apart as Mallaig in Scotland and Doelali (Doolally) in India, as she interweaves a series of remarkable life stories, through two world wars and beyond, in Hull’s unique fishing community.