"Always a joy to read, Geras conjures up potent family dramas with a degree of perception and wit that lifts her novels to another level.”
- Australian Women's Weekly.
I was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent my early childhood in many different countries because my father was in the Colonial Service. Before I was eleven, I'd lived in Cyprus, Nigeria, and North Borneo and later my parents were also sent to the Gambia and Tanganyika (now Tanzania) where I used to join them for summer holidays. I went to boarding-school in England (Roedean School, Brighton) in 1955 and went on to read French and Spanish at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. I graduated in 1966.
I've been an actress and singer and a teacher of French in a girls' school in Manchester before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. Since then, I've published more than ninety books for children and young adults. I've also written four novels for adults, all published by Orion.
I live in Cambridge. I'm married to Norman Geras and we have two grown-up daughters and three grandchildren.