Rachel Edwards enjoys life in rural Oxfordshire with husband Peter and university age twin step-children. Born and raised in the UK by her Jamaican mother and Nigerian father, she read French with English at King’s College London. She is delighted to have been ‘born on three continents at once’ and feels about as British as a rain shower during Carnival.

After a graduate stint in publishing, her break into fiction came in her twenties when she was engaged to craft literary sauce for her first editor Rowan Pelling. She then won a national fiction award from The Arts Council which comprised mentoring from acclaimed novelist Catherine Johnson. She has written for Marie Claire and many other publications while focusing on her fiction. Her former writing group of five women self-published two collections of short stories, The Leap Year and Ten Past Eight.

When she is not writing, Rachel can be found singing old Ella and Edith standards; wistfully Googling ‘Steinway sale UK’; grabbing the suitcase and, pausing only to pack her dark glasses and best hubris, flying towards the sun.

Darling is her debut novel.

Find out more: www.racheledwards.com
Twitter: @RachelDEdwards; Instagram: @racheledwardsauthor

DARLING4th Estate 2018