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 Gypsy Madonna
The Royal Rabbits Of London
Daughters of Castle Deverill
Songs of Love and War
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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 do you regret most?

A. That having spen time in Argentina and Italy, I never made it to France to learn French. That I never learned the piano.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. obsessionally tidy - drives my husband insane

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my father. He's kind, full of joy and always looks for the good in everyone


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