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Caroline Bishop was born in Gloucestershire, UK and grew up near Oxford. She studied languages at university and had a year’s Erasmus placement in Lyon, France, spending the Easter holidays backpacking around Switzerland. After graduating she spent two years working in educational publishing before returning to university to take a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

Her first journalism job was as assistant editor for a small magazine in London covering the international arts industry. During her time there she was sent all over Europe to write about ballet companies, orchestras and theatres, including at least one trip to Switzerland. She then spent six years as an editor at the Society of London Theatre, reporting on London’s extraordinary theatre scene.

She turned freelance in 2011 and two years later Switzerland drew her back once more – this time to live. Since then Caroline has continued to work as a journalist and copywriter, often writing about Switzerland for UK publications, as well as spending two years as editor of anglophone Swiss news site TheLocal.ch.

In 2016 she started writing her debut novel, The Other Daughter, which is set partly in Switzerland and draws on the country’s fascinating history and political system. The Other Daughter will be published in February 2021 by Simon & Schuster UK, the culmination of a long-held dream to become a published author. She is currently writing her second novel.