Sally Flood was born in Bethnal Green into a Jewish family in 1925. Her grandparents migrated from Russia to East London just after her father’s fourth birthday. Mrs Flood lived through the Second World War and the Battle of Cable Street. She left school at age sixteen and worked in sewing factories until the eighties when her involvement with the Basement Writers opened up opportunities in teaching creative writing and arts and crafts. She started writing from a very young age to make sense of the struggles her family faced as immigrants, however did not start publishing until she joined Basement Writers in 1974. Since then she has published over ten books and has had her poems published in various publications nationally and internationally.
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