Her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was an international bestseller and won the Barnes and Noble Discover award. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson and a West End stage production. Her subsequent novels have all met with critical acclaim and commercial success.
She lives in London with her husband.
...When one of [her hands] was placed in mine, it was like the soft touch of a bird in the middle of my palm #weeklyCharlotteBronte
Mrs Gaskell said of Charlotte Bronte: Her hands + feet were the smallest I ever saw... #weeklyCharlotteBronte
Snuck off to #ChelseaFlowerShow today and saw these cacti that look like they're floating. Brilliant! http://t.co/NIOlGe4i15