About the Author
New Zealand born Christine Shuttleworth grew up in the village of Wakefield, attended Nelson College for Girls as a boarder, then studied Dental Therapy. After two years of overseas travel, she continued her career in both New Zealand and Australia. Graduating with an MA and a Grad Dip of Public Policy from the University of Melbourne, she moved into senior health management and public policy roles for Local, State and Federal Australian governments. Now retired, the inspiration for her first two novels was an interest in eighteenth-century English life and her Lancastrian ancestral history. The opportunity to visit and research the places and events described in her novels has enabled her historical works of fiction to be supported factually. Now retired, Christine lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with her partner John. She has two children and three grandchildren, plays golf, and enjoys gardening, creative cooking, and restoring market finds.