Sophia Tobin was raised in Kent and lived in London for many years. She has studied History and History of Art, and worked for a Bond Street antique dealer for six years, specialising in silver and jewellery. She currently works as a librarian in the goldsmithing industry
Inspired by her research into a real eighteenth-century silversmith, Tobin began to write the Sunday Times bestseller, The Silversmith’s Wife, which was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize. Her second work of historical fiction, The Widow’s Confession, was published, and her third, The Vanishing. A Map of the Damage is her fourth book. All her books are published by Simon & Schuster.