Nicci French

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Nicci French during a book signing session in the Netherlands, 2013

Nicci French is the pseudonym of English husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together.

Personal life[edit]

Nicci and Sean were married in 1990 and since 1999 have lived in Suffolk in East Anglia, England. Nicci has two children, Edgar and Anna, from her first marriage, and the couple have two daughters of their own, Hadley and Molly.

Nicci Gerrard[edit]

Nicci Gerrard was born on 10 June 1958. She grew up in Worcestershire, together with her two sisters and her brother.

She was educated at The Alice Ottley School in Worcester. She then studied English literature at Oxford University and went on to teach literature in Los Angeles and London. She founded a women's magazine before becoming a freelance journalist. During that time she married and had two children.

Following the failure of this first marriage, she met Sean French whilst working as editor for the New Statesman where French wrote a weekly column, but left when she was offered another job at The Observer.

Sean French[edit]

Sean French was born on 28 May 1959 in Bristol, the son of Philip French,[1] a radio producer and film critic. He was, like his two younger brothers Patrick and Karl, educated at William Ellis secondary school in north London before studying English literature at Oxford University. The couple never met while there. While at Oxford University, French won a young writers contest organised by Vogue, and subsequently became a journalist.

In 1987 he gained his first column and until the end of 2000 he wrote a column for the New Statesman. His sole-authored novel Start from Here was published in 2004.

Works (Nicci Gerrard)[edit]

  • Things we knew were true (2003)
  • Soham (2004)
  • Simple in the Moonlight (2006)
  • The Middle Place (2008)
  • The Winter House (2009)
  • Missing Persons (2011)

Works (as Nicci French)[edit]


  1. ^ The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2007, p.190
  2. ^ "International Fiction Bestsellers". Publishing Trends. September 2003. Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2008. 
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  4. ^ "Crime Drama | Alibi Channel". Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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