Kathryn Hughes was born in Altrincham, near Manchester. After completing a secretarial course, Kathryn met her husband and they married in Canada. For twenty-nine years they ran a business together, raised two children and travelled when they could to places such as India, Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. Kathryn and her family now make their home in a village near Manchester. The Letter,
Kathryn's first novel, was an international bestseller, and her second The Secret
has been highly acclaimed. Kathryn is now at work on her third novel.