Janet Gleeson has a BA Hons in English and Art History from Nottingham University and an MA in Comparative History of Early Modern European Societies from Birkbeck College, London University.

Before embarking on her writing career Janet worked for Sotheby’s, at Bonhams as a cataloguer and valuer of old master paintings and at Reed Books as an editor responsible for many of the Miller’s Antique Collecting Guides.

She was antiques correspondent for House and Garden magazine for seven years and has written for many other magazines and newspapers including the Times, Daily Mail, The Literary Review, New Statesman, Apollo, The Antique Collector and Portcullis, the magazine of the House of Commons.

Janet’s novel The Arcanum was serialized on Radio 4 as Book of the Week, and reached No 1 in the Sunday Times Non Fiction Bestsellers list. The Moneymaker was serialized for Radio Scotland, and was recently included in Radio Four Book of the Week’s compilation on the financial crisis by Evan Davis (Making Money).