Marian was born in 1934 and evacuated as a child during the second world war. In 1954 she married Conrad Gold with whom she had three children. Wishing to return to education Marian took a BA in Contemporary Studies in 1979 majoring in English Literature. Following this Marian wrote her MA thesis Literature in Crisis which formed the genesis of her first book, Wartime is Your Time - an academic title looking at the role of women in WWI. Marian then went on to publish The Tangled Undergrowth of Love an eBook of short stories based on the true lives of four women. Following the death of her husband in 2014, Marian returned to writing her first full length novel, Flight of the Faithful which combines real events in history and family documents to create a two hundred year, historical fiction and family saga. Marian lives in London and leads an active life dividing her time between volunteering as a Reader at a local primary school, attending art and creative writing classes, playing bridge and of course seeing her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.