Jennifer Worth trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for about 25 years. Jennifer died in May 2011 after a short illness, leaving her husband Philip, two daughters and three grandchildren. Her books have all been bestsellers.
Worth is a vivid writer with a talent for the sting in the tail... a highly readable book - EVENING STANDARDLife-enhancing - Matthew Parris, THE TIMESWorth is indeed a natural storyteller... gripping, moving and convincing from beginning to end... a powerful evocation of a long-gone world - LITERARY REVIEW