Laura Thompson won the Somerset Maugham Award with her first book, The Dogs. She wrote a biographical study of Nancy Mitford, Life in a Cold Climate, and a group biography of the Mitfords, Take Six Girls, which was a New York Times bestseller. She has also written two books about real life murders: A Different Class of Murder, about the Lord Lucan case, and the CWA Dagger-nominated Rex V Edith Thompson. Her memoir of her publican grandmother, The Last Landlady, was nominated three times as a 2018 book of the year. She lives in Richmond.
A triumphant success - Daily Mail Highly accomplished - Mail on Sunday Thompson does a fabulous job of getting inside her head - Observer A superlative and rapturously written biography - Daily Express The most definitive biography so far - Scotland on Sunday The last word on Agatha Christie... superb - Literary Review An excellent biography - Telegraph Review Outstanding