Known for such novels as The Birth of Venus and Mapping the Edge, this United kingdom writer was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize on her behalf 2009 work Sacred Hearts and earned the Sterling silver Dagger Award on her behalf 1993 crime novel Fatlands. After graduating from Newnham University, Cambridge using a degree ever sold, she proved helpful briefly for the BBC and journeyed throughout Asia and Central and SOUTH USA. She released her initial (co-written) book, Exterminating Angels, in 1984. Her 2013 traditional novel, Bloodstream and Beauty, targets the Italian Borgia dynasty. A indigenous of London, Britain, she finished her early education on the Godolphin and Latymer College. She was created in the same calendar year as fellow United kingdom novelist Patrick McGrath.