Josephine Ross read English at London University and then worked for Vogue magazine,
before writing her first book, a study of the courtships of Elizabeth l. Since then
she has written a number of histories and biographies, as well as television drama
scripts and several illustrated books for Vogue, including Society in Vogue and Beaton
As well as the acclaimed Jane Austen: A Companion, first published by Jane Austen's
original publisher John Murray, she is the author of Jane Austen’s Guide to Good
Manners. Married to the late historian James Chambers, she lives in London.