Born... just the once, thanks. Still here.
Mary Gentle was born in [mumble] and had her first book, A Hawk in Silver, published when she was twenty-one. She worked in the civil service and as a cinema projectionist and cleaner before going to university as a mature student. In 1985 she was awarded a first-class degree in English and Politics and, in 1988, an MA with distinction in English and History. And she likes pigs - obviously.
The remaining Ash books (or book, depending on whether you live in the US or UK) are upcoming soon - details below - but meanwhile the roll call stands at:
- Golden Witchbreed
- Ancient Light
- A Hawk in Silver
- Rats & Gargoyles
- The Architecture of Desire
- Scholars & Soldiers
- Left to His Own Devices
- A Secret History: The Book of Ash, #1
- Carthage Ascendant: The Book of Ash, #2
- The Wild Machines: The Book of Ash, #3 (USA - August 2000)
- Lost Burgundy: The Book of Ash, #4 (USA - December 2000)
- Ash: A Secret History (the novel in one volume) UK, April 2000