About Vivien

About Vivien

Vivien Carmichael is the only daughter of Scottish parents. She was born and brought up in Brighton. She went to Varndean Grammar School for Girls and trained as a teacher at Manresa House, Roehampton, a branch of Battersea Teacher’s Training College. She spent a year living in Paris and then returned to London where she met and married her husband. She has two sons, Nick and James.

Vivien decided to attend Brighton University as a mature student when her youngest son went to school. She successfully gained a BA(Hons) degree in Library and Information Studies. Vivien worked for some years in special libraries in London but is now retired. She lives with her husband in Brighton.