From her website: Born in Warwickshire, Rosalind is the youngest of three sisters and had a happy and lucky childhood, surviving a spell in an iron lung during an attack of polio at the age of four. She was flown up to the academic hothouse of King Edward VI High School for Girls at the age of 10, and from there to read English at Oxford University, where she won the Eleanor Rooke Memorial Prize, the Principal’s Prize of St Hilda’s College and a State Studentship Award. She subsequently studied at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, where she was awarded an MA and a Ph.D, and at the Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester, where she collected her fifth degree, a starred MA*, the only Distinction to be awarded in the history of the program.
Rosalind Miles has taught and lectured at the universities of London, Birmingham and Coventry in the UK, and at City University of New York and the University of Texas at Austin in the USA, among others. Before leaving academe to pursue writing and consultancy full time, she was the deputy Head of the Media Centre at Coventry University. She's the author of 23 books of fiction and non-fiction.
She has presented her own radio and television programs, and also has appeared on ITV’s The Monarchy Debate, as five times national champion of BBC R4’s Round Britain Quiz, CNN, CBS, PBS, WNBC, WBS, RTE, and countless local stations. The mother of two grown-up children, Rosalind is married to fellow writer and Oxford scholar, the historian Robin Cross, and lives in Kent.