Jane Sanderson was born in South Yorkshire in 1962. She studied English at Leicester University, then after graduating she became a journalist. After a series of jobs with local newspapers she joined the BBC where she worked as a producer for Radio 4, first on the World at One, and then on Woman's Hour.
Jane's first novel, Netherwood, following the fortunes of a mining community and its 'big house' in the early twentieth century, was published by Sphere in 2011. A sequel, Ravenscliffe, followed a year later in 2012; the third in the series, Eden Falls, will be published in autumn 2013. Netherwood and Ravenscliffe will also be published in the US by HarperCollins (William Morrow) in 2014.
Jane lives with her husband, the journalist and author Brian Viner (qv), and their three children in rural Herefordshire.
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