Leigh Chambers

Leigh trained as a journalist and worked freelance for several years before moving into communications and PR in the voluntary sector. In 2010 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University. It was while studying at ARU that she began writing her novel, Scapa Flow,  set in the Orkney Islands during World War 2. The story is told from four points of view: an 11-year-old Orkney boy, an Italian Prisoner of War, a teenage Orkney girl and a German U-boat Commander, Gunther Prien (based on his real life story).