Hilary Spiers has had a varied career – including law, speech therapy, teaching, youth work and the NHS. She has also been involved with the theatre as an actor, director and playwright, and her dramatic work has been performed in a number of theatres including Hampstead Theatre and Riverside Studios. Hilary has won several national short story competitions and had work broadcast on the radio. Hester and Harriet is her first novel and she is currently working on a sequel. HESTER & HARRIET: LOVE, LIES AND LINGUINE.