Angela Lambert was born in 1940 and educated at boarding school in Sussex and then at St Hilda's College, Oxford where she read PPE. She worked for a cabinet minister before becoming a journalist in 1969. She has been a television reporter with ITN and Thames Television, and joined the newly formed Independent in 1988. She now writes for the Sunday Telegraph. Angela Lambert has three grown-up children and six grandchildren; she lives with her partner, Tony Price, in London and France. She is the author of six previous novels including A Rather English Marriage, which has been made into an award-winning film starring Tom Courtenay , Joanna Lumley and Albert Finney.