Agent: Laetitia Rutherford
Chrissie Manby grew up in Gloucester and studied Experimental Psychology at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Writing under her own name and the pseudonyms Olivia Darling, Stella Knightley and Stephanie Ash, she is the author of thirty-two novels including Sunday Times Bestsellers RUNNING AWAY FROM RICHARD, SEVEN SUNNY DAYS and THE MATCHBREAKER. Her work has been published in over 14 countries including Taiwan, where VINTAGE was a top five bestseller, and Romania, Japan, Thailand and Turkey, among others. Chrissie has also worked as a screenwriter and has recently applied the knowledge she gained in that field to teaching creative writing. In July 2016, she will be teaching a course at the prestigious Arvon Foundation.
AWAY AT CHRISTMAS (Hodder) is out in November 2016.
Photographer: Michael Pilkington