Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. One of this country's best-loved novelists, his most recent works are A Perfectly Good Man, the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition, the Costa-shortlisted A Place Called Winter and Take Nothing With You. His original BBC television drama, Man In An Orange Shirt, was shown to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the BBC's Queer Britannia series, leading viewers around the world to discover his novels.
Gale is a master at getting under the skins of his characters and revealing the undercurrents that drive apparently ordinary lives - Mail on SundayCaptivating. A novel that pleads to be read at a single sitting - Publishers WeeklyA quick-thinking book by an author who has something to say - Guardian