Author(s): Victoria Thompson
This is an unconventional love story with a contemporary backdrop of the worlds of art, myth and literature, conspicuous wealth, globalisation, the politics of medicine and the ecstasy and agony of falling in love.
Victoria Thompson was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of French, Italian, Spanish and English parentage. She grew up speaking five languages and was educated at The Sacred Heart British Girls' Convent. Her parents left Egypt after King Farouk was exiled. Victoria trained as an actress and worked in film, television and theatre. She left acting to study psychology and became a psychotherapist. She eventually gave it up to return to her love of books and writing. Her memoir, Losing Alexandria, was a literary success, appearing for several weeks on the Melbourne Age bestseller list. Victoria has also worked as an interpreter in the medical profession and has travelled to Japan, China, Russia, India and the Himalayas, England, Europe and America. She has been an animal rights activist for many years and she is a member of an independent advocacy organisation committed to holding politicians accountable on important issues.