Margaret Rooke is a writer who has worked for a number of charities. She joined Independent Age earlier this year to interview older people about their lives and experiences and describes this as a “dream job”.

Margaret’s latest book, ‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories,’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), includes interviews with Darcey Bussell CBE, David Bailey CBE, Benjamin Zephaniah, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Sir Richard Branson and Eddie Izzard. They all talk about how dyslexia hindered them at school but helped them achieve their goals at work.