Kitty Glanville was born in West Africa to Irish parents. Kitty now lives in a cottage in the village of Bethlehem, rural West Wales, with her husband and three children. She graduated with a degree in fashion design at Central St. Martins and worked in the textile industry before becoming a ceramic artist under the name Kate Glanville. Kitty’s tableware designs have been sold in shops and galleries all over the world including Liberty, Conran Shop, Fortnum & Masons and Fired Earth. Among her many customers Kitty has produced work for The Prince of Wales, Madonna, Roger Daltry and Robbie Williams. Despite a successful career as a visual artist Kitty has been writing stories since the age of eight. Terrible spelling and bad handwriting meant that she was discouraged at school but she has never stopped writing in private or given up on her dreams of becoming a published author.
Her first novel, A Perfect Home, will be published by Berkley in August 2012.
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Latest book: A PERFECT HOME
Claire appears to have it all - the kind of life you read about in magazines; a beautiful cottage, three children, an accountant husband and her own vintage textile business – the perfect home! But underneath the idyllic façade all is not quite as happy as it seems. Claire’s husband is obsessed with home improvements to the extent that Claire believes he loves the house more than he loves her. When Claire meets Stefan, a handsome photographer, who comes to photograph the house for a magazine, she is soon risking everything for the chance to find love again. The magazine article leads to a tragic event that will be the catalyst for Claire to take control of her life and eventually to become a successful, independent woman who realizes that creating the perfect house isn’t always the best way to create a happy home.
Second Novel: HEART STONES
Kitty’s second novel 'Heart Stones' will be published by Capel Damn in Norway and Bastei Lubbe in Germany.
'Heart Stones' is a novel about secrets.
Set in contemporary Ireland the story is intertwined with one set in 1940’s.
In both past and present it seems that everybody has something to hide.
When Phoebe's married lover dies in a car accident she dare not openly express her grief for fear of their affair being found out.
Heart broken she leaves her life in England to search out the old boathouse bequeathed to her by her Irish grandmother.
Enthralled by the stunning scenery of the West Coast of Ireland she soon finds herself swept up by life in the nearby village of Carraigmore.
When she discovers a collection of her grandmother’s old diaries hidden beneath the boat house floorboards she becomes immersed in a story of family scandal, repressed sexuality and a passionate affair between her grandmother and a young Irish artist.
As Phoebe tries to piece together the truth about her grandmother’s past she begins to realise that the repercussions of what happened all those years before have shaped not only her own life but the lives of those in the small community around her.
With many questions unanswered Phoebe sets out to find out more but it seems that no one in Carraigmore is quite telling her the truth. Is she an innocent victim of public anger? Or a calculating murderer on the run? Can DI Fleming, dogged by her own past, uncover the truth?