Santa Montefiore

Interviewed by Bridget Osborne

August 2016

Santa Montefiore appeared at the 2016 Chiswick Book Festival alongside Penny Parkes, Milly Johnson, Jane Costello, Juliet Ashton and Isabelle Broome in a session on what it is to be ‘a modern woman.’ The hugely successful author of commercial women’s fiction had already at this point published 16 books. She talked to me about the book she had out that year, Daughters of Castle Deverill, the second in a trilogy set in Ireland in 1925.
She has a very funny story about why it is that for her, promoting her books in America has been an absolute nightmare.