Catherine Bailey read history at Oxford University. She is an award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth-century history.
Her first book, BLACK DIAMONDS, was published by Penguin in 2008. Her second book, THE SECRET ROOMS, uncovers a plotting Duchess, a mysterious death and a castle full of lies. It was a New York Times bestseller. She is currently working on her third book.