Caroline Sandon

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Caroline Sandon lives with her family at Burnt Norton in Gloucestershire with her husband Conroy the 8th Earl of Harrowby, her two spaniels and several horses. She has previously worked as an interior designer and used to be a model.

Norton House acquired its Burnt epithet shortly after a disturbed Sir William Keyt set fire to himself and his house in 1741. His troubles started with an affair with his wife’s maid, and spiralled after his attempted murder of the butler. Two centuries later, T.S. Eliot stumbled across the gardens and was moved to write the first of his Four Quartets.

Caroline’s first novel, Burnt Norton, inspired both by Norton House and by the dangerous tale of Sir William Keyt, was published by Head of Zeus in 2013.