Sue Gee was born in India, where her father was an Army officer. She had a her elder brother, Robert, now a retired radiographer living in Spain. She grew up on a Devon farm, and in a village in Leicestershire, before instaled in Surrey in 1960. She lived in north London for 27 years with the journalist Marek Mayer, they had a son, Jamie. She married Mayer in November 2003, less of two years before his death on 23th July 2005. Now, she lived in the town of Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh borders.

Published since 1980, her novel Letters From Prague, was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and Her play, Ancient and Modern, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004, with Juliet Stevenson in the lead role. Her novel The Hours of the Night which received wide critical acclaim and was the controversial winner of the 1997 Romantic Novel of the Year Award, an award she won again in 2004 by her novel Thin Air.

She was Programme Leader for the MA Writing programme at Middlesex University from 2000 to 2008. She is currently reading for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has been awarded a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship.

Book List in Order:12 titles

  • Northumberland: the winter of 1937. In a remote moorland cottage, Steven Coulter, a young history teacher, is filled with sadness and longing at the death of his wife. Through a charismatic colleague, Frank Embleton, and Frank's sister, Diana, he is ...


  • A family story in the vein of Penelope Lively following an English couple 'coming home' from India in 1944, attempting to make their way in a changed Britain....


  • A light novel with a dark heart. Set in contemporary London and York, READING IN BED is about finding the right man (and the wrong one); about facing illness and bereavement; about an unexpected turn of events in a long, enduring marriage. It brings ...


  • It's the winter of 1860 when Richard Allen, a young curate, travels to a small hamlet outside Hereford to take up his first position. It's in this qulet place of wind and trees, birds and water that Richard is to fall passionately in love - but he ca...


  • William Harriman, a retired civil servant, is a cultivated and kindly person in his late seventies, who has lost the two people most dear to him: his wife, Eve, now dead, and his son, Matthew, who is mentally unstable following an earlier breakdown. ...


  • After World War I, a young painter, Walter Cox, leaves Kent for London. At the Slade School of Art, Walter meets all the important people of his life. Only by returning to the place of his childhood can he begin to rediscover his art, but how, in the...


  • Gillian Traherne and her mother Phoebe lead a remote existence in their grey, stone house on the Welsh borders. Gillian is a loner, an eccentric poet in her thirties, who has a difficult relationship with her very different mother: a well-known and e...


  • During the summer of 1968, Harriet is working in London and meets and falls in love with Karel, a Czech student. But he returns home at the time of the Russian invasion. Now, 20 years on, Harriet takes her ten-year-old daughter on an overland journey...


  • A novel which explores the darker side of family life. When two English unfamiliar families travel to Portugal on holiday together, unexpected tensions and conflicts arise. As events move towards tragedy, no one sees who is to be the real victim....






  • From the streets of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, through the lonely dreams of a little Polish boy growing up in Clapham in the Fifties, to a candlelit vigil for Solidarity outside London's Polish Embassy, this is the tragic story of post-war Poland seen thr...



  • A contemporary novel set in London and Norfolk which examines the complex feelings between two sisters and the pain of love, within and outside marriage....