Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at www.santamontefiore.co.uk.
`An international bestseller. And with good reason. The sweeping tale, which dates back to 1910, follows three friends growing up in the hills of Co. Cork, Ireland . . . As the story unfolds and rebellion breaks out across the country, the friends' three lives intertwine in ways both tender and tragic. Impossible to put down.' * Toronto Star * `A multigenerational banquet of love: falling in, falling out, rediscovering,rekindling. The Beekeeper's Daughter features sophisticated, irresistible backdrops and brilliantly drawn characters that made it one of the most engrossing reads of my year' -- Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Matchmaker, on The Beekeeper's Daughter 'Santa Montefiore at her best - an enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' -- Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter's Wife