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Fun Facts

My three all-time favourite authors:
Dorothy Dunnett
Rosemary Sutcliff
Terry Pratchett

My first romance novel:
Stephanie Laurens, A Rake's Vow
(I had read Victoria Holt's novels before, but didn't know they were romances!)

My comfort reads:
Susan Fox, The Prodigal Wife
Mary Balogh, A Matter of Class
Liz Fielding, A Wife on Paper

Alexis Hall, Waiting for the Flood

My all-time favourite hero:
Francis Crawford of Lymond

My favourite TV series: Lewis
(it's set in Oxford! What's not to like?)

My favourite costume drama:
North and South

My favourite film:
My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli

My favourite cities:
Edinburgh & Vienna

What I like about Frankfurt:
the "Alte Oper" (the opera house)
and the skyline!!!

Award-winning author Sandra Schwab started writing her first novel when she was seven years old. Thirty-odd years later, telling stories is still her greatest passion. In order to fulfill her dream to become a published author, she even switched languages and started to write in English to be able to submit to U.S. publishing houses. Since the release of her debut novel in 2005, she has enchanted readers worldwide with her unusual historical romances.

While working in academia, she became an expert on Victorian periodicals, in particular on the satirical magazine Punch, and she now uses this research for her Allan's Miscellany series. She appeared on the BBC documentary series Great Continental Railway Journeys and, while walking through a rather muddy stretch of the Black Forest, chatted with Michael Portillo about the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Sandra holds a PhD in English literature and lives in Frankfurt am Main / Germany with a sketchbook, a sewing machine, and an ever-expanding library.

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