Jane Feaver was born in Durham in 1964. After reading English at university, she worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum and then, for over a decade, in the poetry department of Faber and Faber. Six years ago she moved to Devon with her daughter to run the charity Farms for City Children, of which she remains a Trustee. Her first novel, According to Ruth, was published by Harvill Secker in 2007. She has since published two more novels, Love Me Tender and An Inventory of Heaven .