Sophia Tobin was born and raised on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. Having graduated from the Open University, she moved to London to study History of Art, then worked for a Bond Street antique dealer for six years, specialising in silver and jewellery. Inspired by her research into a real eighteenth-century silversmith, Tobin began to write The Silversmiths Wife, which was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, judged by Sophie Hannah and Professor Janet Todd.
By day she works for the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths; by night she is writing her second novel. She lives in London with her husband.
Victoriana (2020) (with Elisabeth Gifford, Hilary Green, Kate Griffin, Richard James, Carolyn Kirby, R N Morris, Vayu Naidu, Tom Williams and Robert Wilton)
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The Silent Companions (2017)
"Writing in the tradition of country house ghost stories, Laura Purcell has created a book that is unnerving and compelling in equal measure. The Silent Companions is an atmospheric gothic tale which chills the blood."
The Coffin Path (2018)
"A beautifully written, nuanced ghost story which packs a powerful emotional punch. Katherine Clements expertly layers her story of the Yorkshire moors with a burgeoning sense of evil and impending emotional crisis. A haunting and evocative gothic story for a winter's evening."
The Lost Lights of St Kilda (2020)
"A beautifully written and heart-rending story of love, loss and redemption."
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