About the author – Kay Patrick won a scholarship to RADA at sixteen. She acted in Theatre and Television, most notably in Dr Who alongside William Hartnell. She later switched to behind the camera, script editing, directing and producing in radio, theatre and television. Over a period of twenty years she has directed Coronation Street. She wrote an historical documentary -“A Strange and Fearful Thing” - for BBC Radio 4, but The Trial of Marie Montrecourt is her first novel.
'Long after I began writing this novel, my sister was diagnosed with dementia. I decided to contribute whatever proceeds came to me from its sale to Alzheimer’s Research UK, in the hope that in some small way it might help in the search for an understanding and cure of an illness that affects so many'.