Lucy Roeber spent her childhood writing stories about runaways and shipwrecks and reading anything she could get her hands on. At school she fell in love with History and studied it at York University, gaining a First, before doing a Masters in English at Edinburgh University. She decided not to continue studying for a Phd on the construction of historiography and instead worked as the assistant editor of Prospect Magazine and wrote book reviews for the New Statesman and the Scotsman, amongst others.
She’s just finished her second historical novel, The Posture Girl, the true story of a prostitute’s rise through London society of the 1780s through the paintings made of her by George Romney. She also works as an editor and mentor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, she’s working on tv adaptations of her books and has does story line consulting for the TV company, Knickerbockerglory.
Lucy is 43 years old and lives in London with her three children. Her interests include gender politics, history, books, art, museum collections and design.