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Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman is the author of eight books, including two bestselling works of non-fiction, Daughters of Britannia – in the Sunday Times bestseller lists for ten months and a twenty part series for BBC Radio 4 – and Courtesans. She has also written a trilogy of historical novels – The Aviary Gate, The Pindar Diamond and The House of Bishopgate – which have been translated into twenty languages. Her other books include two highly acclaimed travel books, including Travels with a Mexican Circus which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Born into a diplomatic family, she had a peripatetic childhood, growing up in Spain, Ireland, Singapore and South America; she has two children and lives in London.