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Katherine Scholes

Internationally bestselling author with over two million books sold worldwide


Image of writer Katherine ScholesKatherine Scholes was born in Tanzania, East Africa, the daughter of a missionary doctor and an artist. She has fond memories of going on long safaris with her family to remote areas where her father operated a clinic from his Land Rover. When she was ten, the family left Tanzania, moving first to England and then settling in Tasmania. As an adult, Katherine moved to Melbourne with her film-maker husband. After working there for many years, writing books and making films, they returned with their two sons to live in Tasmania. Katherine now makes regular trips back to Africa which is the setting of some of her best loved novels. She is the author of the international bestsellers The Rain Queen, Make Me An Idol, The Stone Angel, The Hunter’s Wife and The Lioness. Her latest novel is The Perfect Wife. Katherine is particularly popular in Germany and France where she has sold over two million books.

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