Charlotte Philby is a former reporter, editor and columnist at The Independent newspaper - shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp prize for investigative journalism - and a former contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine. She is the author of four novels, the most recent of which EDITH AND KIM is a fictional retelling of the lives of her grandfather, the Soviet double agent Kim Philby, and Edith Tudor-Hart, the woman who recruited him to the Communist cause. Her previous novels PART OF THE FAMILY, A DOUBLE LIFE, and PART OF THE FAMILY have been named The Times thriller of the year; thriller of the month in the Sunday Times, The Times, the Guardian, the Observer and the FT; best new fiction in the New Statesman, Daily Mail, the Literary Review, Daily Express, Sunday Express, the Daily Express. Her debut was a Waterstones thriller of the month. She has three children and lives in Bristol.
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