Who is Maggie Davies

Maggie Davies was born in Newcastle and has a first-class honours degree from the Open University.

Her debut novel, The Servant, won the Historical Writers' Association 2020 Unpublished Novel Award, together with a publishing contract from Sharpe Books.

The historical thriller was inspired by a visit to London's Foundling Hospital Museum, with its heart-breaking stories about the tokens desperate women left there in the hope that they might, one day, be able to reclaim their child.

Maggie has had short stories published, been shortlisted for the Bridport Flash, Joan Hessayon and Olga Sinclair Awards and longlisted for the Exeter Novel Award. She is a member of the Historical Writers' Association and the Romantic Novelists' Association.

She retired to Royal Tunbridge Wells with her husband, but has also lived and worked for a number of years in Peru, Africa and the United States.