Agent : Bill Hamilton
Stephanie Williams was born in Canada. Her mother was born in China, to a young Russian refugee who had escaped the brutality of the Bolshevik revolution. Stephanie grew up moving constantly across Canada, Europe and the United States, before taking a degree in history at Wellesley College, Massachusetts and becoming a London-based journalist. When perestroika came to Russia it was possible to begin to investigate the truth of her grandmother’s tumultuous past. Researching and writing Olga’s Story took ten years. Stephanie’s latest book, Running the Show: Governors of the British Empire, was inspired by the discovery of an 1879 questionnaire that revealed the extraordinary variety of conditions under which British governors and their families were living around the world.