Sue Wilkes was born in Lancashire; she has lived in Cheshire since 1981. Sue read Physics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is a member of the Society of Authors. Sue's first book 'Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives' (History Press, 2008), recreates everyday life for working families in Victorian Lancashire during the Industrial Revolution. Her second book,'Regency Cheshire' (Robert Hale, 2009), tells the story of county life during the age of Beau Brummell, Walter Scott and Jane Austen. Her third book 'The Children History Forgot' (Robert Hale, 2011) explores children and young people's working lives during the late Georgian and Victorian eras. Her most recent books,'Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood' (Pen & Sword, 2013), 'Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors' (Pen & Sword, 2012) and 'Tracing Your Canal Ancestors' (Pen & Sword, 2011) are guides for family historians. Sue writes for adults and children; her specialities are social and industrial history, literary history, and family history. Sue is also a creative writing tutor specialising in non-fiction. She is married, with two children. A Jane Austen fan, Sue loves country walks and exploring Britain's history. Her next project is 'Regency Spies' for Pen & Sword's History imprint.