About the Author

Christine Headley

Christine was brought up in Ashford, where her parents were founder patrons of Stour Music.

She has spent most of her working life in and around publishing, latterly as a freelance providing editorial services, particularly indexes, to publishers. Between 1982 and 1985 she worked for European Music Year.

Christine has two BAs, having studied German, Russian and Law for a London External degree at the then Birmingham Polytechnic, and subsequently taken fifteen years to accumulate an Honours degree from the Open University. The latter covered a wide swathe of arts and social sciences, but courses in music and the history and culture of Renaissance / Reformation Europe were particularly helpful when researching this book.

Christine has been a member of three local councils, stood for Parliament in Ashford in 1992, and spent a memorable six years on the General Committee of the Kent County Cricket Club.

Christine has two grown-up daughters and, after more than twenty years in Gloucestershire, now overlooks the Dover Strait.