Dinah Jefferies’ second novel was the No.1 Sunday Times and Richard & Judy bestseller, The Tea-Planter’s Wife. Since then she has had further Sunday Times top 10s, a second Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and become an international best seller. She was born in Malaysia but moved to the UK at the age of nine, going on to study fashion design, work in Tuscany as an au pair for an Italian countess, and live with a rock band in a commune in Suffolk.
A family tragedy changed everything, and she draws on the experience of loss in her writing, infusing love, loss, and danger with the seductive beauty of her locations. The sense of place, of history and of human nature is a heady mix in her novels.
Published in 29 languages in over 30 countries, she is currently writing an epic trilogy for Harper Collins (her 8th, 9th, and 10th novels) starting with Daughters of War set in 1944 in France (Sept 2021). For some years she lived in a tiny 16th Century village in Northern Andalusia, Spain, but now lives close to her family in Gloucestershire.