About the Author
Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at www.santamontefiore.co.uk. Simon Sebag Montefiore's bestselling and prize-winning books are now published in over forty-five languages and he has won prizes for both his histories and his novels. In non-fiction, he is the author of The Romanovs: 1613-1918, Catherine the Great & Potemkin, Young Stalin, Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar, and Jerusalem: the Biography. He is also the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels Sashenka, Red Sky at Noon and One Night in Winter which won the Best Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize. With his wife Santa Montefiore, he is the author of the children's Royal Rabbits of London series. Follow Simon on Twitter at @SimonMontefiore. For more information visit SimonSebagMontefiore.com. Kate lives and works in Birmingham (near the chocolate factory). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children's print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children's books and greetings cards.She has exhibited with her good chums Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011.Things Kate finds inspiring include Bob Godfrey, Richard Scarry, The Magic Roundabout (in particular Dougal and the Blue Cat), and Sharps Doom Bar.