A novelist and short story writer, many of Harriet Steel's stories have been published in magazines and anthologies or won prizes, and as a finalist in the BBC competition, End of Story, she took part in the TV programme of the same name. Her historical novels are available as e-books and in paperback. She has also written three books in the popular Inspector de Silva Mysteries set in 1930s Ceylon. Married with grown-up daughters, she lives in leafy Surrey.
Anna, the teenage daughter of a Russian furrier, pursues her dreams of love and happiness in nineteenth century Paris, the most fashionable city on earth. An absorbing coming of age story that brings the city to life, interweaving the dramatic events of the time and throwing light on a fascinating period.