Marion Bailey has spent her adult years partly in Cambridge where she now lives, and partly on the Isle of Skye, immersing herself in Hebridean stories, the landscape and way of life. She has journeyed twice to St Kilda. She studied Creative Writing at University of Cambridge (Madingley), awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for Michael Holroyd Prize in 2015. At UEA she has been studying for MA Non-Fiction as well as experimenting with historical fiction. She collects unpublished hand-written diaries.