Eva Rice was born in London and grew up in Oxfordshire. She went to boarding school in Wiltshire, and then to Bristol University from which she graduated with a third class degree. She wrote her first book 'Who's Who in Enid Blyton' in 1997, while wrapping presents for cash by day. Her first two works of fiction failed to set the literary world ablaze, but she was lucky enough to be included in Richard and Judy's book club for her third novel 'The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets' which was Runner Up in their 'Best Read' award 2006. Her sort-of sequel to this: 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp' is out now. Eva has been to Albania with Norman Wisdom, collects 1950s pony books and remains a pop music obsessive. She is still the fastest ribbon-tier in town which is handy during the festive season.