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Jacquie Buttriss is a biographer, memoirist, educational and children’s author of 61 books, published by Macmillan, Hodder and Stoughton, Harper-Collins and others. She has had two Sunday Times Bestsellers, one of which was also Canada’s best-selling non-fiction book, 2015.

Amongst her previous books have been three war-memoirs, one of which was short-listed in the British Library’s National Life-Story Awards. She has been a speaker on both BBC television and radio, as well as writing for The Times, The Guardian and the TES.

A former headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, chair of two charities and currently a historian and museum research co-ordinator, Jacquie loves writing about past events through the lives of the people who lived them. Her home is in an ancient Sussex settlement, steeped in history.