As a child Anthea Allen dreamt of becoming a nurse. She began her nurse training in 1991, and five years later joined the team on ICU at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, southwest London, where she still works as a Senior Sister. She is also responsible for recruiting nurses for the hospital’s adult Critical Care units. Anthea is a marathon runner and lives in London with her partner, their two children and three cats. Life, Death and Biscuits is her first book.