The biography of a great British traveller - the tall, headstrong and hugely charismatic Lady Hester Stanhope, who defied social convention to become a powerful figure in the Middle East.
Lorna was born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire and used to work as a professional dancer. She lectures at Middlesex University and is currently the Visiting Research Fellow in History at Essex University. In the past five years she's lived in four different countries but is now back in London with her husband, two rescue cats from Qatar and a rescue snow Bengal from Chichester. Her biography of the fabulous Dame Rebecca West for Pan Macmillan was published in March 2013. Counterpoint in the US will be bringing out the American edition in 2014. At present she is working on a novel for Granta.
See www.lornagibb.com for more information, contact details and a list of forthcoming events.