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Elisabeth Gifford

Elisabeth Gifford studied French literature and world religons at Leeds University. She has published poems in Cinnamon Press and The Oxford Magazine, and a story in Riptide. She has written articles for The Times and The Independent.

She has recently completed The House of Hope, a biography of Dr Joyce Hill who opened a rescue centre for abandoned babies in China, published by Monarch Press and shortly to be translated into Chinese. She has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Oxford OUDCE and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the course led by Sir Andrew Motion at Royal Holloway College. She is married with three children.

Genres: Historical, Historical Romance
Elisabeth Gifford recommends
The Housekeeper (2017)
Suellen Dainty
"Suspenseful and intriguing, wise, funny, and shocking. Beautifully written, this is a thriller for an age obsessed with celebrity--and all too ready to give its heart away to glamourous gurus."
The Story Keeper (2018)
Anna Mazzola
"A captivating, haunting mystery set in Skye that will keep you turning the pages through mist and sea spray. Loved this book."
The Lives Before Us (2019)
Juliet Conlin
"Mesmerising and compelling."
The Forbidden Promise (2020)
Lorna Cook
"Beautifully written, it is both a captivating love story and a page-turning mystery filled with unexpected twists. I loved it."
The Green Lady (2022)
Sue Lawrence
"Sue Lawrence brilliantly evokes the lives of the women around Mary Queen of Scots in this fascinating mystery of a missing jewel and a ghost that haunts a beautiful Scottish castle to this day. Beautifully written. I loved it."

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