Essie Fox was born and raised in Herefordshire. At Sheffield University she studied English Literature. She went on to work in newspaper and book publishing in London ~ followed by twenty years as a commercial artist.

Essie’s writing career began in 2011 when Orion Books published her Victorian gothic novel, The Somnambulist which was shortlisted for the UK National Book Awards, and featured on Channel 4’s TV Book Club. Elijah’s Mermaid, and The Goddess and the Thief are also Victorian novels, with  The Last Days of Leda Grey, moving on into the Edwardian era, and the 1970’s.

Essie is a member of the Historical Writers Association, and The Historical Novelists Association.  She has given talks at the V&A, the National Gallery, and at many other literary festivals and events. She has been a guest author on several BBC radio stations, and has also contributed to the Royal National Institute for the Blind Telephone book clubs.

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