ABOUT ME

Born in the Gothic city of Liverpool, brought up in the seaside resort of New Brighton, Carol has lived in Manchester, Sheffield, Rome, and Edinburgh.

She's worked as a waitress, auctioneer's clerk, bookseller, lawyer and teacher, and has always read and written.

Her favourite writers are too numerous to list, but include Hilary Mantel, JM Coetzee, Raymond Carver and John Banville.

She walks, swims, dances occasional salsa, and enjoys both cooking and eating.