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 are your most overused words or phrases?

A. fabulous! "Let's have lunch" - which I never follow up!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Fagan

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. something awful happening to one of my children

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. obsessionally tidy - drives my husband insane