Veronica Cecil was born in India during the time of the British Raj. Formerly a writer of radio and television plays, she became a radio journalist after the death of her husband, writing for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service. She has worked on 'Woman's Hour', 'Kaleidoscope' and wrote a series called Letters from Abroad. Veronica Cecil lives in London's Notting Hill Gate. She is the mother of four and grandmother of nine.