Nikki Gemmell has written four novels, Shiver, Cleave, Lovesong and The Bride Stripped Bare, as well as a work of non-fiction, Pleasure: An Almanac for the Heart. Her work has been internationally acclaimed and translated into many languages. She was born in Wollongong, Australia and now lives in Notting Hill with her family. Here she describes living in England and moving to Notting Hill.