Helen Carey was born in Oxford and lived in London for many years. Before she began writing she had a range of jobs, including tour guide, army officer and management consultant. Her Lavender Road novels were inspired by a chance encounter with a neighbour who showed her the sites of the air-raid shelters on Clapham Common. She now lives in Wales with her husband and their two dogs.
'Sparkling storytelling!' - Evening Standard'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike' 'an extremely well-written and very absorbing tale. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series' - A Goodreads Member