Eleanor Updale writes fiction for readers of all ages. Her Montmorency series of historical novels has been published in several languages and is currently being adapted for TV. Montmorency won the Blue Peter award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ and other prizes on both sides of the Atlantic. Eleanor is on the editorial advisory board of the journal Clinical Ethics, published by the Royal Society of Medicine, and has contributed several articles drawing on her experience as a member of the clinical ethics committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is also a governor of the children’s charity, Coram, an ambassador for the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, a trustee of the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries, and of the charity Listening Books. From 1975 to 1990, Eleanor was a producer on many BBC radio and TV programmes, including The World at One and Newsnight. In the 1970s, she studied History at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2003 she gained an M.Res. at the Centre for Editing Lives & Letters at Queen Mary, University of London, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in 2007 for work on early Fellows of the Royal Society.