Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.
`Wonderful...a spellbinding, romantic story' WOMAN AND HOME `Vintage Thomas, with all her trademark richness and depth ... The thinking woman's popular novelist' SAGA `An atmospheric tale of a woman breaking boundaries in early 20th-century London' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `Lush and satisfying ... Brimming with magic, love and brilliantly realized characters' SUNDAY MIRROR `Heartfelt, poignant and moving' LOVEREADING `A gorgeous glimpse of the 1920s' BELLA Praise for THE ILLUSIONISTS: `Love, seduction, magic and illusion collide as Rosie Thomas takes us on a spellbinding journey through an extremely shadowy world' Daily Express `A brilliant Gothic mix of glitter and grime and so atmospheric you can almost see the pea-soupers' Daily Mail `Always engaging: a beautifully written novel that will magic you away to the seedy streets of turn-of-the-century London' Stylist Praise for The Kashmir Shawl: `A superbly researched and vivid evocation of wartime Kashmir and Ladakh' Daily Mail `A spellbinding tale. Beautifully written, honest and compassionate...a delight from start to finish' Daily Express `An epic tale...A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O'Farrell' Red