KATHERINE WEBB was born in 1977 and grew up in Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in the countryside near Bath, UK. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, bookbinder, housemaid, library assistant and seller of fairy costumes, she is now a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Legacy, won the popular vote for the TV Book Club Summer Read 2010 and was shortlisted for Best New Writer at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. Her subsequent novels The Unseen, A Half Forgotten Song and The Misbegotten were all Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers. The Night Falling, her fifth novel, was released in November 2014, and The English Girl was launched on March 24th 2016. Her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world and span such times and settings as Regency Bath, the American frontier in the early 1900s, Italy in the 1920s, Dorset in the 1930s, and Arabia in the 1950s.