Born in Cheltenham, in 1942, Anna Sable grew up in different parts of England and Wales, living both in stately homes and in hotel-rooms.She went to a number of boarding-schools before completing her education in London, where she lived for many years. As an adult, she abandoned painting to earn a living teaching literature and drama. She has a degree in languages and one in psychology. She now lives in Norway. She has previously published two novels : The Gilded Butterfly and Across the Void.