Born in Peru where her parents served in mission among the Quechua people, Pauline Hoggarth read modern languages and taught in Scotland and London. After a research degree in sociolinguistics, she joined Scripture Union in Bolivia and the UK, working with young people and as editor of SU’s adult Bible guides. After a period with LatinLink, she served as SU International’s Bible ministries coordinator. in retirement she has returned to Latin America, volunteering with a church in Colombia. She enjoys cinema, gardening, cooking for friends, poetry and detective novels.