Among Sampson’s recent books, the Spectator called her exploration of Limestone Country (2017) ‘bewitching’, and it was a Guardian Book of the Year and a Telegraph and Evening Standard Pick of the Summer. Her critically acclaimed biography, In Search of Mary Shelley (2018), has appeared in US, Italian and Spanish editions. It was a BBC R4 Book of the Week, Guardian, Daily Mail, Spectator and Idler Book of the Week, Evening Standard London nonfiction bestseller and W.H. Smiths bestseller, Sunday Times Must Read, Observer, Independent and FT Pick for 2018, Times and FT Pick of the Summer, Times, Sunday Times and Mail Paperback Pick, Times Literary Non-fiction Book of the Year, and shortlisted for the Biographers’ Club Best First Biography Award.


  1. Liz English October 24, 2019

    Looking forward to this.

November 14, 2019