A compelling portrait of a community at war. All the novels in the Hearts of Gold series are being published in Orion paperback in 2006. The BBC adaptation of Hearts of Gold attracted over six million viewers, and two more series based on Catrin Collier's novels have been commissioned. The Sunday Telegraph said: 'Just in time: no sooner has the Catherine Cookson back catalogue been exhausted but a new saga queen hits the televisual cobbles'. Catrin Collier is without doubt one of the very best authors writing in this genre. The critics on Catrin Collier: 'Collier has a gift for bringing her characters to life' Daily Mail. 'A powerful tale of survival and hardship ... an engrossing story' Publishing News. 'A page-turner ... a terrific read' Susan Sallis. 'Moving, heart-warming ... impossible to put down' Evening Star. 'This fabulously written novel will keep you engrossed right up until the satisfying ending' B Magazine. 'This is a piece of masterful storytelling' Choice.
Catrin Collier was born and brought up in Pontypridd. She worked in Europe and America before returning to her native Wales. She now lives on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, with her family.