While at St Paul’s Girls’ School, and at Wadham College, Oxford, where she read Greats (1977-81) and where she is today a member of the Development Council, Flora Fraser worked as a researcher to a number of writers. She has been a professional writer herself ever since leaving university. Her books include a romantic thriller, DOUBLE PORTRAIT, in a series called NIGHTSHADES: THE DARKER SIDE OF LOVE (1983); MAUD: THE DIARIES OF MAUD BERKELEY (1985); an illustrated HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH GENTLEWOMAN (1987); and two historical biographies, BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA, LADY HAMILTON (1986) and THE UNRULY QUEEN: THE LIFE OF QUEEN CAROLINE (1996). PRINCESSES: THE SIX DAUGHTERS OF GEORGE III was published by John Murray in autumn 2004 who also published PAULINE BONAPARTE: VENUS OF EMPIRE in February 2009. Flora is currently working on PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE: THE WASHINGTONS for delivery in 2013 to Bloomsbury in the UK, Knopf in the US and McArthur & Co in Canada.
Flora co-founded in 2003 the Elizabeth Longford Prize and Grants for Historical Biography in memory of her grandmother, the noted biographer. A Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, 1999 – 2008, for three years a member of the Friends of the National Libraries Executive Committee which helps to secure manuscript collections for British institutions, and recently a member of the Costa Literary Awards panel, she is a member of The Literary Society, founded in 1807. Flora lives in London with her children.
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