Andrea Bennett graduated from the University of Sheffield in History & Russian and then spent a good part of the “Yeltsin years” living and working in Russia. On her return to the UK she joined the Civil Service – first at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office&44; then the Department for International Development. A stint in local government followed&44; and she now works in the charity sector. She lives in Ramsgate&44; Kent&44; with her family and dog. Her first novel is Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story.