If you’ve ever held a treasured object in your hand or visited a place steeped in history, you’ll understand the lure of the past. Voices from centuries gone by seem to whisper to us and secrets lie waiting to be revealed.
As a writer of dual timeline novels, I love the interplay between the past and the present: how an object or a building discovered in the here and now can take us back to another time and place.
From Cambridge to Bologna, Antwerp to Amsterdam, Paris to Bonn, I write about star-crossed lovers whose quest for the truth and each other spans the centuries.
I hope you enjoy discovering how the past has inspired me as you explore my books.
I live in Cambridgeshire with my German husband and three children. I graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English, and in 2000 moved to Ireland to complete a M. Phil. in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin.
Visits to Antwerp and Amsterdam inspired my first novel, The Girl from Amsterdam. I am currently working on my next book, Ghosts of War, set in Paris, London, Bonn and Cologne during the 1940s and the present day.