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I was born and brought up in Yorkshire within a stone’s throw of the moors that inspired the Bronte sisters to write Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Reading, writing and history have always been a part of my life and I went to school in an 18th century historic house. At eighteen I left Yorkshire to study and live in London and from there I moved to Somerset where I lived in a haunted cottage.
It took me twelve years to write my first historical romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon, proof that persistence can pay off! As a mature student I went back to study in Oxford and wrote my dissertation on heroes. What other topic could I choose?
I love travel and have had some amazing adventures on holidays driving across Africa and sailing to the Arctic. These days I live in Oxfordshire and as well as writing historical romance I work as a historian and guide at the stunning 17th century Ashdown House. I also act as a historical advisor to TV and radio and in my spare time I am a puppy walker for Guide Dogs. I feel very proud to write historical romance and very lucky that I am able to do a job I love so much. My writing is fuelled by cups of tea, chocolate éclairs and a passion for history.
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