Charlotte Philby worked for the Independent for eight years, as a columnist, editor and reporter, and was shortlisted for the Cudlipp Prize at the 2013 Press Awards for her investigative journalism. Founder of the online platform Motherland.net, she regularly contributes to the Guardian and iNews, as well as the BBC World Service, Channel 4 and Woman's Hour. She has three children and lives in London. Charlotte is the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain's most famous communist double-agent.
'Completely fascinating. A sophisticated and brilliantly constructed fictional retelling of a crucial relationship in 20th century espionage history. A tremendous achievement' WILLIAM BOYD 'A fascinating contribution to the literature of the Cambridge spies by a clever, nimble writer with some genuine skin in the game' CHARLES CUMMING 'In Edith and Kim, Charlotte Philby brings to life a dangerous game of shadows that kept me reading late into the night. A dark, atmospheric and addictive novel' CHRIS POWER, AUTHOR OF A LONELY MAN 'Mother, lover, revolutionary, spy - Edith Tudor-Hart will have you in her thrall from the first page. Philby's stunning fourth novel thrusts this former bit-player in the Cambridge Spy scandal to the centre stage where she belongs. Edith and Kim combines the authenticity of your favourite true crime podcast, the intrigue of a spy novel and the page-turning grip of a psychological thriller - all wrapped up in beautiful, evocative prose that transports the reader to shady corners of 1930s London and Vienna. Her best book yet' ERIN KELLY 'A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament' THE TIMES 'Her thrillers have been a game-changer for the spy genre' DAILY EXPRESS 'Philby is a skilled and evocative writer' FINANCIAL TIMES