Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, Norfolk, where she taught publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia before becoming a full-time writer. She is married to the writer D.J. Taylor and they have three grown-up sons.
Her latest novel is A BEAUTIFUL SPY, based on the life of Olga Gray, which was published in hardback in February 2021 by Simon & Schuster. Her previous novels are THE DREAM HOUSE, THE MEMORY GARDEN, THE GLASS PAINTER’S DAUGHTER, which was shortlisted for the RNA Romance Novel of the Year 2010, A PLACE OF SECRETS, which was picked by Richard and Judy for their book club, A GATHERING STORM, which was shortlisted for the RONA Historical Novel of the Year 2012, THE SILENT TIDE, A WEEK IN PARIS, THE HOUSE ON BELLEVUE GARDENS, LAST LETTER HOME, which was a Richard and Judy book club selection, and THE LOVE CHILD.