Joslin Fiennes has an academic background in languages and economics, both of which inspired the idea of this book. She worked initially as a freelance writer in Africa before moving to the United States and becoming an economist, working on countries in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Since returning to the UK, Joslin has been a magistrate and school governor.
'A rich story in every surname is waiting in the latest book to come from Dartmouth author Joslin Fiennes.' ... 'make up a picture of ordinary medieval life' Dartmouth Chronicle 'it is an enthralling examination of the hidden patterns in surnames, which will make you look at the names on your family tree in an exciting new light.' Family Tree