Philippa is a researcher, editor and writer. She enjoyed success in the creative world of picture research, holding the posts of picture manager on Macmillan’s multi-volume Dictionary of Art as well as picture editor at Phaidon Press, among others. She put her full-time publishing career on hold to raise her children, the youngest of whom was born severely disabled as a result of a rare chromosome disorder, and her own life has been seriously affected by the balance disorder SCDS. Philippa has edited the books of others but the memoir A Hole in My Life - Battling Chronic Dizziness (2016) is the first book of her own. She lives near Edinburgh in Scotland.
In 1995 a doctor made the amazing discovery that some people actually have holes in their head. And many can even hear their own eyes moving. The author found out the hard way that she was one of them. This is her remarkable true story. "What struck me particularly was how well the book was written. The author not only has an important tale to tell, she uses a gold-tipped pen," says a reader.