Elaine was born and raised in Kent and sets her gripping sagas on the outskirts of London. Her first book The Woolworths Girls (Macmillan) was an instant success on publication and has sold more than 50,000 copies.

In Elaine's latest novel The Woolworths Saturday Girls (Pan Macmillan, Mar 2022) the Second World War is over and life has moved on for the Woolworth girls and they have high expectations of their daughters. Ready to take on Saturday jobs at Woolworths, budding friends Bessie, Claudette, Clementine and Dorothy are faced with unforeseeable challenges as the real world comes into focus. Their bond can only be strengthened as they overcome the darkest times. Can the Woolworth girls achieve their dreams in time for their futures to begin?

When she isn't writing, Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school in Hextable, Kent. She lives with her husband, Michael, and Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Henry.

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