Carol Wallace is best known for co-authoring New York Times best-seller 'To Marry an English Lord.' Cited by Sir Julian Fellowes as an inspiration for "Downton Abbey." Other publications include more than 20 books and dozens of magazine articles, focusing on humor, social history, parenting, and fiction. The most recent title is an historical novel, 'Leaving Van Gogh', was published in April 2011. Carol is the great-great granddaughter of Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Adapting the original novel for contemporary audiences was both an honour and a thrill for her.