About Mhairi

Mhairi McFarlane is an internationally bestselling novelist who was born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1976. She went to school in Nottingham, studied English Language & Literature at Manchester University and then returned to Nottingham to delight its citizens with her journalism.

After roles as trainee reporter, reporter, feature writer and columnist, she realised she'd climbed to the very top of the mountain at the Nottingham Post, and at age 31, decided to write a novel.

Some very skint years followed, during which she thought she might've made a huge mistake. Some readers still think that, etc etc.

Her debut novel, the romantic comedy You Had Me At Hello was an instant hit on being published in 2012.

She has since written nine more romantic comedy novels for HarperCollins and was fortunate enough to join the writer's room for series five of one of her favourite television shows, Slow Horses.