Born the thirteenth child of fifteen to a middle-class mother and an East End barrow boy, Mary Wood's family was poor, but rich in love. Over time, she developed a natural empathy with the less fortunate and is fascinated by social history. Mary raised four children and has numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in 1989, and is now a full-time novelist whose books include The Forgotten Daughter and The Street Orphans.
Wood is a born storyteller * Lancashire Evening Post *