Cressida McLaughlin is the bestselling author of uplifting, romantic books including The Canal Boat Café, The House of Birds and Butterflies and . She grew up in London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in the beautiful city of Norwich with her husband David. Apart from writing, Cressy loves terrifying ghost stories, romantic heroes and Henry Cavill. When she isn’t writing, she spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.