Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya and moved to England at the age of eight. As a teenager she missed the heat of Malaysia, and went to live in Tuscany where she worked as an au-pair for an Italian countess, and there was even a time when she lived with a rock band in a ‘hippie’ commune in Suffolk.

In 1985, the death of her fourteen year old son changed everything. Although it was the darkest of times and she will always miss him, Dinah feels grateful for the years they had together, and she now draws on the experience of loss in her writing. Dinah sets her books abroad and aims to infuse the love and loss with the extremely seductive beauty of the East.

She has taught Theatre Studies and English, and spent five years in a tiny mountain village in Northern Andalucía, where she began to write. Dinah’s second novel, The Tea Planter’s Wife, was a Richard & Judy Book Club Autumn pick in 2015 as well as being  number one in the Sunday Times Bestselling list.

Although Dinah and her husband spent five wonderful years living  in a small 16th Century village in Northern Andalusia, she is very happy to now live close to their family in Gloucestershire. Dinah writes full time, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren.

Visit Dinah’s website here and she’s on twitter @DinahJefferies

THE MISSING SISTER
THE MISSING SISTERViking 2019
THE SAPPHIRE WIDOW
THE SAPPHIRE WIDOWViking 2018
BEFORE THE RAINS
BEFORE THE RAINSViking 2017
THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER
THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTERViking 2016
THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE
THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE Viking 2015
THE SEPARATION
THE SEPARATION Viking 2014