Patricia Marsh is a linguist who worked abroad for several years, lecturing in English at the University of Skopje in the Republic of Macedonia for a long period before returning to the UK with her family during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. She has lived and worked in Canterbury ever since, and now devotes her time to writing. Patricia has had a lifelong passion for historical research and archaeology. She is the author of 'The Enigma of the Margate Shell Grotto - an examination of the theories on its origins'.
'A very powerful story - a mixture of love, savagery, sex and a homage to wisdom and learning.' Jane Gardam, twice winner of the Whitbread Award for Fiction