Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon grew up on the edge of the Lake District and read English at Cambridge University. After that she read glossy mags as the office manager of a London fashion press office, then read manuscripts as a junior fiction editor in a publishing house. She now lives in Herefordshire with her husband, a Border terrier and an Otterhound, in a farmhouse rammed full of books, and dog-themed paraphenalia.


Her first novel, The Ballroom Class, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2008, and her second, Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Novel of the Year in 2010. Walking Back to Happiness (2010) and The Secret of Happy Ever After (2011) continued to explore the much-loved fictional town of Longhampton, while A Hundred Pieces of Me (2012) won the RNA Contemporary Novel of the Year in 2015, followed by One Small Act of Kindness, All I Ever Wanted and Where The Light Gets In, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller. Unexpected Lessons in Love was published by Transworld in January 2020 and After the Rain was published in March 2022. Her new novel IRRESPONSIBLE ADULT is due to be published in May 2024.