Patrick Gale

was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land’s End in Cornwall. His fifteen novels include A Perfectly Good Man and Notes From an Exhibition – both of which were Richard and Judy Bookclub selections, The Whole Day Through and Rough Music and A Place Called Winter (2015)