Kay Brellend was born in north London and her first saga, based in the early twentieth century slums of Islington, was published in 2011. The opening novel in the Bittersweet Legacy trilogy came out in 2017. Published by Piatkus, this series was set in a north London sweet factory and on the Somme battlefields.
Kay's Workhouse to War trilogy is also set during the Great War. The series begins in the Whitechapel Union Workhouse and moves to the bustling markets of East London, between 1914 and 1918. It has all the heart, grit and personal connection that distinguishes her as one of the most exciting voices in the saga genre.