About the Author:
Vanessa Greatorex is a freelance writer, editor and local historian who has lived in Cheshire for over thirty years and grew up in the vicinity of Wilmslow. She spent sixteen years working for publishing companies before going solo. Her back catalogue includes a long-running series on place-names in Cheshire Life, a couple of historical short stories in fiction anthologies, and an article on Robin Hood in Medieval History Magazine. A member of the English Place-Name Society and the Chester Society for Landscape History, she has degrees in English, Medieval Studies, and Landscape, Heritage and Society, and is currently conducting doctoral research into medieval Chester. She lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and a mischievous rabbit.