<b>Cherry Radford</b> has been a keyboard player in a band, piano teacher at the Royal Ballet School and a post-doctoral scientist at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital. She began her first novel in a coffee break at a scientific conference. She writes uplifting novels about identity, renewal and finding soulmate romance when you least expect it. Having inherited a love of Spain and its culture from her half-Spanish mother, all her novels have a Spanish connection or setting. <i>The Spanish House</i> is the first of three stories set in the starkly beautiful and unspoilt Cabo de Gata region of coastal Andalusia where she now lives. She is married to a musician and has two sons.