Elizabeth Murphy was born in Liverpool and has lived in Merseyside all her life. When she was twelve, her father gave her a sixpenny book from a second-hand bookstall, Liverpool Table Talk One Hundred Years Ago, which led to her lifelong interest in Liverpool's history.Throughout her girlhood, she says, there was an endless serial story unfolding in her mind with a constantly changing cast of characters, but it was only in the 1970s that she started to commit the stories to paper.
Andy Murray is currently ranked the number 1 tennis player in the world.He has won three Grand Slam titles: Wimbledon twice (2013, 2016) and the US Open once (2012). He also has two Olympic titles to his name (2012, 2016).Andy led Great Britain to a Davis Cup triumph in 2015, and he has won the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award a record three times (2013, 2015, 2016).He was knighted in the 2017 New Years Honours list.
Barbara Mutch is South African by birth and currently lives in Surrey but returns to South Africa every year. THE HOUSEMAID'S DAUGHTER is her first novel.
Amy Myers was born in Kent. After taking a degree in English Literature, she was director of a London publishing company and is now a writer and a freelance editor. She is married to an American and they live in a Kentish village on the North Downs. As well as writing the hugely popular Auguste Didier crime series, Amy Myers has also written five Kentish sagas, under the name Harriet Hudson, that are also available in ebook from Headline.