Frances Osborne was born in London and studied philosophy and modern languages at Oxford University. She is the author of Lilla’s Feast, The Bolter, and Park Lane. Her articles have appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, the Daily Mail, and Vogue. She lives in London with her husband and their two children.

The often violent struggle of women for their rights is overlooked today, but Frances Osborne writes that the suffragists and suffragettes in early 20th-century Britain are important to remember. Her new novel, Park Lane, explores the era.

When Frances Osborne set out to write a biography, The Bolter, of her famously racy great-grandmother, she met resistance from her family—but now they’re glad she told the true story.