Helen Carey was born in Oxford and lived in London for many years. Before she began writing she had a range of jobs, including tour guide, army officer and management consultant. Her Lavender Road novels were inspired by a chance encounter with a neighbour who showed her the sites of the air-raid shelters on Clapham Common. She now lives with her husband and their two dogs in Wales.
Praise for Helen Carey's Lavender Road novels'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike* Louis de Bernieres *