Piu Eatwell was born in India, of mixed Anglo-Indian descent. She studied English at Oxford University. Piu subsequently worked as a lawyer and television producer for the BBC and other TV companies. She now lives in France and writes full-time on French-themed subjects, as well as historical non-fiction.
Her other books are They Eat Horses, Don't They? The Truth About the French (Head of Zeus 2013 UK/St Martin's Press 2014 USA), The Dead Duke, his Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse. (Head of Zeus 2014 UK/WW Norton-Liveright 2015 USA) and F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders, was published by St Martin's Press/Pan Macmillan in June 2016.