Anne Peile is a Londoner. To earn a living she has folded jerseys for Joseph Ettedgui, baked cakes, written emails for the BBC, taught literacy, served in the world's most famous bookshop and run a seaside museum. Currently she works in Whitehall. Repeat It Today with Tears, her debut novel, was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011. Her second novel, Seeing the World, is set against the backdrop of the Kennedy era.