Bio: Mary Lancaster was born in Scotland and graduated with honours from the University of St. Andrews. Her degree is in history, a subject which provides the chief inspiration for her writing. She has worked or studied in Wales, Glasgow, London and Edinburgh, and eventually settled on the Fife coast, where she still lives with her husband and two young sons.
Despite having earned a living over the years as Editorial Assistant, Researcher and Librarian, Mary Lancaster has managed to retain her love of books, particularly old and dusty ones. Her interest has always extended to writing them - though, for many years, only for her own amusement.