Two women, divided by fifty years, united by their grief . . .
Eliza Graham spent Biology lessons reading Jean Plaidy novels behind the text books, sitting at the back of the classroom. In English and History lessons she sat right at the front and listened to every word that everyone said and read all the books on the term list plus anything else she could get hold of. At home she read books while getting dressed and cleaning her teeth and visited the public library multiple times a day during school holidays.
She lives in the Oxfordshire countryside with her family in an ancient village.
Perhaps it's not surprising that she writes novels with a strong historical vein.
Her first novel, Playing with the Moon, was longlisted for Richard & Judy's Summer Read and World Book Day's Book to Talk About in 2007. It has sold more than 110,000 copies. Her fifth and latest adult novel, The One I Was, was published in April 2014.
Find out more about Eliza on her website: elizagraham.co.uk.
You can also follow her on Twitter: Eliza_Graham or read more about her at her blog: Elizagraham.blogspot.com .
Under her pen name, Anna Lisle, Eliza writes novels set in the nineteenth century, the first of which is Allegra.
When Eliza's not writing she enjoys going for walks with her dogs. She's also happy sitting in front of a fire with a glass of wine and a good book.