Miranda Ingram is a former Fleet Street journalist and foreign correspondent. She met her Russian husband while covering the collapse of the USSR in the nineties and in 2003 they settled in Normandy with their two young children. In France, she launched a glossy English-language magazine for Normandy and edited the nationwide English-language newspaper theFrenchPaper. While continuing to work part time as a journalist she is also author of a forthcoming book on bringing up children in France as well as the novel Children of Utekhi. She enjoys wine and conversation, empty Normandy beaches and is an avid reader.