Fiona Mountain grew up in Sheffield and moved to London aged eighteen where she worked in the press office for Radio 1 for ten years, handling the PR for presenters including John Peel and travelled with the Radio 1 Summer Roadshow. Her first novel, Isabella, (Orion) tells the haunting love story of Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian and his cousin, Isabella Curwen. It was short-listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2000, the first debut novel to reach the shortlist. It was followed with Pale as the Dead and Bloodline (Orion), which combine history with mystery and feature ‘ancestor detective’, Natasha Blake. Bloodline is the winner of the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award. Fiona’s novels have been published in America, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Holland and Australia.
Lady of the Butterflies (Random House), republished as Rebel Heiress in paperback, is based on the life of seventeenth century lepidopterist Eleanor Glanville. Cavalier Queen tells the story of Charles I’s Queen, during the Civil War.
Fiona’s new novel, The Keeper of Songs, is published in 2021. Set at Chatsworth House, it’s a a tale of family secrets inspired by a centuries old murder ballad, The Runaway Lovers, and by the work of ‘song collector’ Sam Lee. Folk singer, Molly Marrison, disappears in the summer of love, 1967, on the cusp of fame. She leaves behind an iconic album of doomed love songs and dark secrets.
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