Vanessa Tait grew up in Gloustershire. She went to university in Manchester and completed a Masters in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths. She has had a variety of jobs including exotic dancer, ice-cream vendor, dog walker and journalist. She lives in London with her three small children and her husband.
Vanessa’s first novel, The Looking Glass House, tells the story of the author’s great-grandmother, Alice Liddell, and Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) through the eyes of the Liddell children’s nanny.