Catherine Law - historical romantic novelist

Discover spell-binding romantic fiction with a dark heart

About Catherine

Catherine was born in Harrow, Middlesex, and now lives 10 minutes from the sea in Margate. She started her career as a secretary at the BBC in the days of manual typewriters and carbon copies before moving into the world of glossy magazines, where she worked as a sub editor for over 20 years. And, ever since she was a little girl, she has written stories. (The photograph above was taken at the age of about four, when she was most likely dreaming up ideas while playing on that swing…).

In 2015, with three novels under her belt, she took the plunge to give up her day job (chief sub editor/managing editor on Style at Home magazine) to concentrate on her writing. Her novels, described as ‘romantic fiction with a dark heart’, are set in the first half of the 20th century, in and around the First and Second World wars.

Her fourth novel, Map of Stars, was published by Zaffre in May 2016. It was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association Historical Novel award 2017 and has been translated into German as Sterne Uber Dunklen Wegen (Weltbild).

Her latest book, The First Dance, was published in March 2018.

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Read an interview with Catherine when A Season of Leaves was published.


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Portrait: David Berger