Lisa Hilton read English at New College, Oxford and studied History of Art in Paris and Florence.
Her first book, ATHENAIS: THE REAL QUEEN OF FRANCE (Little, Brown) was published in 2002, followed by MISTRESS PEACHUM'S PLEASURE (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005) and QUEEN'S CONSORT (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), a history of England's medieval queens, in 2008. THE HORROR OF LOVE tells the story of Nancy Mitford and the Free French commander Gaston Palewski - who conducted a less than ideal love affair in post-war France. It was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2011.
Lisa's first novel, THE HOUSE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS, was published by Corvus in 2010. Corvus published her latest novel, WOLVES IN WINTER, in 2012. THE STOLEN QUEEN will follow later this year.
Lisa presented and wrote the BBC3 documentary Vampires, Why They Bite in February 2010. She also wrote for and appeared in the Brook Lapping documentary Louis XIV and Versailles and the Channel 4 programme Mistresses. She has recently completed a 3-part series for ARTE called Best of Enemies about the history of the relationship between France and England.
Lisa has written features and reviews for a variety of journals including Vogue and the New Yorker and currently contributes to the Spectator, the Sunday Telegraph and the TLS. After living in France, Italy and the US, she is now based in London.
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