Freya North gave up a PhD to write her first novel, Sally, in 1991. In 1995 she sent three chapters and a page of completely fabricated reviews to literary agents, and met with success: five publishers entered a bidding war for her books. In 1996 Sally was published to great acclaim and Freya was heralded as a fresh voice in fiction. Her next books, Chloe, Polly, Cat, Fen and Pip, were all bestsellers. Freya lives in London with her family.