Brought up in Liverpool, Alicia Drake read History and History of Art at Newnham College, Cambridge. She went to Paris for six months and stayed for eighteen years. There she worked as a writer and fashion journalist and had five children. She is the author of The Beautiful Fall, a book of narrative nonfiction about Paris fashion and creativity in the 1970s. She returned to the UK recently and now lives in the countryside with her husband and children. I love you too much is her first novel.