Judith Summers was born and brought up in London. Her early career included spells as the world’s worst secretary, a BBC film editor, and a Blue Badge London tourist guide. After the publication of her first novel, Dear Sister, she gave up trying to hold down a respectable job to become a full-time writer. Since then she has published five novels and five non-fiction titles and has written regularly for newspapers and magazines including She, Good Housekeeping, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.
Judith’s non-fiction books include a highly-acclaimed, prizewinning history of Soho, two historical biographies and two volumes of personal memoir about bereavement and life with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: My Life with George and The Badness of King George were both widely translated and both became international bestsellers.
The German film rights to Judith’s novel Crime and Ravishment were acquired by Zeigler Films, and in 2015 her first novel Dear Sister was republished as an ebook and rocketed to No.1 on the Amazon Historical Fiction chart.
List of books, with UK publishers:
Soho: A History of London’s Most Colourful Neighbourhood (Bloomsbury)
The Empress of Pleasure: The Life and Adventures of Teresa Cornelys – Queen of Masquerade’s and Casanova’s Lover (Viking/Penguin)
Casanova’s Women: The Great Seducer and the Women He Loved (Bloomsbury)
My Life with George ( Michael Joseph/ Penguin)
The Badness of King George (Penguin)
Dear Sister (Muller Blond and White, Arrow)
I, Gloria Gold (Collins, Fontana)
Crime and Ravishment (Hodder & Stoughton, Coronet)
Frogs and Lovers (Hodder & Stoughton, Coronet)
Who Gets Fluffy (Penguin)
Associate: Laura McNeill
Telephone number: 020 7344 1033