Graham Ley was born in north London into a family of journalist and writers, and started to read popular fiction when he was a teenager, picking up on regency romance from his mother, the Sapere author Alice Chetwynd Ley.
After a career spent teaching theatre in London and overseas, Graham ended up happily in Devon twenty five years ago, close to where his grandmother grew up. Since then, he has also spent much time in Brittany with his family, getting to know and love the region and its history.
When he decided to write The Baron Returns, he chose to set his story in 1795, at the time of the rebellion in Brittany against the revolutionary regime of Republican France. Intrigue, love and danger, and the clash of conflicting patriotisms are the subject of this first novel.
With the novels of his mother in mind, to whom The Baron Returns is dedicated, he has created a determined heroine who will not believe the suspicions surrounding the man she loves, and a hero who through hardship and survival has to decide where his loyalties lie.
Graham has previously written children’s stories, and is now delighted to be back in the atmosphere in which he grew up.
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