Rosamund Lupton

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Rosamund Lupton (née Orde-Powlett), is a British writer. She studied literature at Cambridge University. She is perhaps best known for her novels Sister, Afterwards, The Quality of Silence and Three Hours

Early life and family[edit]

Lupton was born 22 July 1964, the daughter of the Hon. Patrick Christopher Orde-Powlett, son of Nigel Amyas Orde-Powlett, 6th Baron Bolton of Bolton Castle. On 1 May 1999 she married Martin G.F. Lupton, son of Geoffrey Charles Martineau Lupton (b.1930) who was the grandson of Leeds Lord Mayor Hugh Lupton.[1][2]


In her first novel Sister, Lupton tells the story of Beatrice, living in New York, in search for Tess, her missing sister, who lives in London.

Sister sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. It has been translated in 30 languages, and it is a best-seller on the New York Times and Sunday Times lists. It received positive reviews from critics.[3]

Her second novel Afterwards was awarded "best mystery books of 2012" by the Seattle Times, and "best book of 2012" by[citation needed]

FilmNation optioned the film rights to her third novel, The Quality of Silence, in March 2016.[4] Her new novel 'Three Hours' was published in January 2020 and is a Sunday Times bestseller and the Times thriller of the year

Rosamund Lupton was a winner of Carlton Television's new writers' competition, and before being a novelist, she was a script-writer for television and film, writing original screenplays.


Published Works
Title Publication Date ISBN Citation
Sister September 2, 2010 9780749942014 [5]
Afterwards April 24, 2012 9780307716545 [6]
The Quality of Silence February 16, 2016 9781101903674 [7]
Three Hours January 9, 2020 9780241374511


  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Debrett's Peerage Limited, 2011. 2011. ISBN 9781870520737. Retrieved 11 May 2018. HARRY ALGAR NIGEL ORDE ... Kent, and has issue living, Rosamund Jane, b 1964: m 1999, Martin Geoffrey Francis Lupton, and has issue living....
  2. ^ "Royal Society of Arts Journal (Great Britain)". 140 (6 August 2009). 2009: 17. Retrieved 11 May 2018. ... Lupton, Geoffrey Charles Martineau, Twickenham, Middlesex.... {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Liesl Schillinger, The Mystery of a Sister’s Death, New York Times – Sunday book review, June 3, 2011
  4. ^ "» FilmNation Adapting The Quality of Silence for the Big Screen". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Sister". Goodreads. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Afterwards". Goodreads. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  7. ^ "The Quality of Silence". Goodreads. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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