Anya Seton was born in New York City. She began writing in 1938 with a short story sold to a newspaper syndicate and the first of her ten novels, My Theodosia, was published in 1941. She died in 1990.
'Perhaps the greatest gifts Anya Seton brings to her historical novels are the zest of her narrative, the life she breathes into the most insignificant characters, and the atmosphere she evokes around them.' Books and Bookmen 'Her most intriguing and ambitious novel to date ... an exciting and suspenseful story' Liverpool Daily Post