Jane Robins is a writer and broadcaster living in Cambridge. In the late 1980s she was a foreign correspondent for The Economist, working in India and South East Asia. On returning to Britain, she became a policy adviser at the BBC, and then editor of 'The Week in Westminster' on Radio 4. More recently she was media editor at The Independent on Sunday. She co-wrote the play, People Like Us¸ with Julie Burchill and now teaches crime-writing at Cambridge University.