Santa Montefiore

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at

Books by this Author

The Royal Rabbits Of London
The Beekeeper's Daughter
Secrets of the Lighthouse
The Summer House
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THE WOMAN FROM PARIS by Santa Montefiore

The author of The French Gardener presents a novel about a grieving family shocked by the revelations of a stranger attending their father's funeral.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The happiness of one's life depends on the quality of one's thoughts

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Litter ! It offends me to the core to see litter all over our beautiful countryside

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Beatrix Potter - I love animals and nature and always wrote stories as child - though sadly, I lack her talent!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Fagan

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my father. He's kind, full of joy and always looks for the good in everyone