Originally trained as a linguist, she lectured in French for some years before becoming a full-time author and scriptwriter. She has written original drama for both BBC Radio (most recently, Pearls in the Tate) and television (One Night in White Satin) but is best known for The Gideon Trilogy of novels which she started out as writing as a Radio drama, but realized, once she read it aloud to her children and they refused to let her stop for dinner, what potential the script had as a novel. Gideon the Cutpurse then gained wide publicity through its excellent depiction of 18th Century Britain, making it popular for schools to assign it as homework. The Gideon Trilogy was inspired by the criminal underworld of eighteenth-century London.
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