Santa Montefiore

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at

Books by this Author

The Beekeeper's Daughter
Secrets of the Lighthouse
The Summer House
A Mother's Love
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THE WOMAN FROM PARIS by Santa Montefiore

The author of The French Gardener presents a novel about a grieving family shocked by the revelations of a stranger attending their father's funeral.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The happiness of one's life depends on the quality of one's thoughts

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Litter ! It offends me to the core to see litter all over our beautiful countryside

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Winnie the pooh

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. beautician

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?


Marilyn Monroe - "Were you murdered and if so, by whom?"