Until recently I worked as an English teacher; I am now writing fiction and designing gardens. I live with my family in Sussex in the ancient village of Ditchling, which is just north of Brighton. I have two sons - one at University College London and the other graduated from there a year ago and has started his own software company. My husband, Luke Holland, makes documentary films so he travels a great deal, especially in Europe, and nearly always uses Airbnb. He made a five-part series about this area for the BBC, which is available via my website on Sussex.