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IRENE NOEL-BAKER is a psychologist, a translator, and a poet. She grew up in Greece, and speaks modern Greek, although she was educated for the most part in Britain. Her mother was Swedish.

After studying Ancient Greek and English Literature at Edinburgh University, she worked for a while in publishing, and then trained and worked as a clinical psychologist in Britain before turning her hand to translating. Her recent translations from Greek include psychoanalytic works, history, architecture, short stories, and novels. Her translations of Plato are published by the Aldeburgh Bookshop.




Recent publications from Armida Books

Dark Tales, by Andreas Karayan, is a startling, poetic, enlightened and learned memoir, insightful and invigorating, and full of joy.

The Marches of the Levant is the third volume of Militiades Hatzopoulos’ trilogy. Set in Cyprus between 1968 and 1974, it clearly describes the events of that time, while encompassing all the beauty and pathos of the island's ancient and noble history.


Favourite reads

The Seamstress of Ourfa, by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss

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The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann

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  Irene Noel-Baker
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© Irene Noel-Baker (2024)