About the Author
Alison Leonard has written a range of novels for children and young people, of which the best known are Tinker's Career and Kiss the Kremlin Goodbye. Her plays for BBC radio include Heretics, Small Clouds over Llangollen and the series After Eden. Alison has also written and broadcast on spirituality, and her collection of interviews with people on different spiritual journeys is published by Floris Books as Living in Godless Times. Her most recent novel is Flesh & Bronze, about a woman who modelled for the artist Degas. This is also published by Matador, as are her short stories under the title Thirteen Months to Christmas. Alison is married with two daughters and lives in Chester, England.