About the Author

MumCarol Edgerley was inspired to write after learning the fascinating story of her rebellious great-grandmother from a great aunt, visiting from India. Subsequently her children encouraged her to write it for a wider audience to enjoy. The result was her debut novel, Marguerite, a fictionalised account of her grandmother’s life published in September 2012. It is the first in a saga about three generations of feisty women.


Old photo of Marguerite and friend in IndiaNow living in France, Carol Edgerley continues to cherish strong bonds with her great-grandmother, visiting the beautiful château that was Marguerite’s childhood home and the cemetery in which all the old marquis and their wives are buried.


Like the heroines of her books, Carol Edgerley loves horses, and rode every day until her horses’ lives came to a natural end. She now cares for the needs of donkeys, cats, dogs, rabbits and an elderly cockatiel in her rural French home, which are very endearing. She also supports the British Mane Chance Sanctuary for ill-treated horses, run by the actress Jenny Seagrove.