Karen Liebreich has a doctorate in history from Cambridge University and the European University Institute in Florence. She worked as a film-maker for the BBC before setting up her own business which she subsequently sold. She has written several non-fiction books on subjects as diverse as paedophile priests, skiing and gardening. After discovering a hidden 17th century walled garden she began to run campaigning environmental projects through Abundance London, a charitable organisation she co-founded in 2010. She was awarded an MBE in 2013. For further details, see here.