Elisabeth Gifford grew up in the industrial Midlands. She studied French literature and world religions at Leeds University. She has written articles for The Times and the Independent and has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Oxford OUDCE and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College. She is married with three children and lives in Kingston upon Thames.
A moving, skilfully written historical novel * Bookseller, Editor's Choice * Enjoyment is something of a nebulous term applied to a book of this nature but for want of a better word I did enjoy this book and I'm humbled to be educated about Dr. Korczak from a book written in such an easy, accessible style. * Nudge.com * I could scarcely put it down... vivid, chilling but utterly inspiring. -- Christopher Booker * Telegraph * Written with quiet, almost heroic, determination, Elisabeth Gifford's novel fictionalises these events... The end is inevitable. It is painful to read about such wickedness and suffering. * Daily Mail * A story that should be told and retold, and Gifford's version is readable and extremely powerful. * Antonia Senior, The Times * With powerful themes of loss, hope and what it means to be human, The Good Doctor of Warsaw is a brave, moving and important book with a message we need now as much as ever. * Katherine Clements * Powerful, harrowing and ultimately uplifting. Elisabeth Gifford has achieved an extraordinary blend of fact and fiction. * Andrew Taylor *