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Born to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London. After a convent education, Alison worked in advertising for twenty years before retiring to write full time. Her family story is one of the inspirations behind her novel THE SECRET CHILDREN. Alison lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and two daughters.
London 1957. In a bid to erase her past, Sophie Schofield accepts a wedding proposal from ambitious British diplomat, Lucien Grainger. When he is posted to New Delhi, into the glittering circle of ex-pat society, old wounds begin to break open as Sophie is confronted with the memory of her first, forbidden love and its devastating consequences. This is a tender story of love, loss of innocence, set in India at a crucial turning point in its history.
Set in the last days of the Raj, a love story for India, for a lost world and an ill-fated love.