Santa Montefiore

Born in England in 1970, Santa Montefiore grew up in Hampshire. She is married to historian Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at

Books by this Author

The Gypsy Madonna
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The Italian Matchmaker
Songs of Love and War
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Santa Montefiore At Home

Santa Montefiore introduces herself and her writing space

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The happiness of one's life depends on the quality of one's thoughts

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Winnie the pooh

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. chocolate fudge cake

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. fabulous! "Let's have lunch" - which I never follow up!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That having spen time in Argentina and Italy, I never made it to France to learn French. That I never learned the piano.


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