About the Author:
Lilian Pizzichini's first book won the CWA Gold Dagger for non-fiction, the story of her criminal grandfather and the London underworld. Her biography of Jean Rhys was a Radio 4 book of the week and was shortlisted for the Washington Arts prize in the US. Her last book was a Spectator book of the year. She has been researching the life of Mariella Novotny for more than a decade.