I was born in Chile to an impeccably English father and a distinctly un-English Argentine mother. Educated by Benedictine nuns in Calcutta, Fabians in London, and Inklings at Oxford, I’ve lived in India, England, Malta and Italy.
Married, with a grown-up son and daughter, I’ve always been fascinated by the complexities of family life, especially the secrets, violence and intrigues that lie beneath the smooth façade of twentieth-century upper class English families. These are the subject of most of my mysteries which are set in the nineteen-thirties to the nineteen-fifties.
I’m also keen on what I like to call New Magic Realism, where supernatural elements are integrated into the story as a normal part of life: ghosts, strange dreams and voices from the past.