Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. He's a passionate gardener, cook, and cellist and chairs the North Cornwall Book Festival each October. His fifteen novels include A Perfectly Good Man and Notes From an Exhibition - both of which were Richard and Judy Bookclub selections, The Whole Day Through and Rough Music. His latest, A Place Called Winter, draws intriguingly on his family history. You can find out more on his website www.galewarning.org.
"Absorbing, moving and beautifully written, with echoes of EM
Forster which I found especially enjoyable."--Amanda
"Bold, moving, intensely erotic - I couldn't put down this tale of passion and endurance, told with such tenderness."--Patricia Duncker
"Beautifully structured around the warmest of warm hearts, but it's also run through with something new: a devastating chill of loss, fear and exile which keeps you shaking your head and biting your lip in concern and shame and disbelief."--Louisa Young
"A tender tale of loss and love"--Sunday Times