Jane Stevenson was brought up in London, Beijing, and Bonn, and was educated at Cambridge. Having taught at the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, Warwick and Aberdeen, she is now a Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall, University of Oxford. In addition to many academic books and articles, mostly relating to Latin and the classical tradition or to women’s history, she has published two collections of novellas, and four novels. Her most recent book is Baroque Between the Wars , a study of alternative currents in the interwar arts, and she is also author of a biography, Edward Burra: Twentieth Century Eye. She is currently working on a biography of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino. She is married to Peter Davidson, academic, writer and poet.