Author and TranslatorI''m Cath and I'm the co-owner of b small publishing, which I started in 1990. After teaching French and Italian at secondary schools, I spent 10 years at Pan Books, developing language learning and children's activity books, including the Breakthrough series of home study language courses (now published by Macmillan) and the Learn Together series of home study workbooks for parents and children. Though I spend a lot of my time helping other people to learn languages, I love to learn new languages myself. My two children, Lucy and Annie, are bilingual in English and Italian and I've dabbled with Turkish and Arabic, passed a GCSE in Spanish, got to grips with Mandarin Chinese to visit Lucy when she was teaching in China in 2001 and I'm currently learning Welsh. I enjoy it but it's hard to find the time to practise. Luckily, in 2002, Annie spent some time teaching in Chile, which made me brush up my Spanish again. At b small, I advise Sam and Vicky on strategy as well as sometimes writing new books for the list. Given my passion for languages, you won't be surprised to read that I am the author of many of our language learning books.