Patrick Gale has written fourteen novels, the twelfth of which, Notes from an Exhibition, was the Independent Booksellers' Association Adult Book of 2008 and a Richard and Judy selection. Rough Music, A Sweet Obscurity and Friendly Fire are winning Gale a European following thanks to successful translations into French and Dutch. His thirteenth novel, The Whole Day Through was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and a Sainsbury's Book Club selection. 2009 saw the publication of Gentleman's Relish, his second collection of short stories. His fourteenth novel is A Perfectly Good Man. Gale was born on the Isle of Wight and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. He now lives on his husband's farm at Land's End in Cornwall. As well as writing fiction, he regularly teaches creative writing courses. He is a keen musician, playing the cello in the Heinichen Consort, the Tartini Ensemble and the Penzance Orchestral Society. He is a dog lover, a keen cook and an obsessive gardener.