Lorna Gibb was born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire and used to work as a professional dancer. She lectures at Middlesex University and was the Visiting Research Fellow in History at Essex University. She has lived in many different countries but now lives in London with her husband and her two rescue cats from Qatar. Her fascinating biography of Dame Rebecca West entitled West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West was published in 2014.
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