Fiona Valpy

An acclaimed Number 1 bestselling Kindle author, Fiona Valpy’s books have been translated into a dozen languages worldwide.

Fiona spent seven years living in France, having moved there from the UK in 2007. Her love for the country, its people and their history has found its way into the books she’s written. She draws inspiration from the stories of strong women, especially during the years of the Second World War, and her meticulous historical research enriches her writing with an evocative sense of time and place.

Fiona now lives in Scotland, but still enjoys regular visits to France in search of the sun.



The historical and distinctive characters will draw you in.

Woman's Weekly

Equal parts heartbreaking and life-affirming, The Dressmaker's Gift is sure to be welcomed by fans of historical fiction.


A real page turner ... comes together like a beautifully woven fabric.

People's Friend Magazine

A beautiful, powerful and emotive read - one of the best books I have ever read.

Kaisha, the Writing Garnet

The Dressmaker's Gift is a commendable dual time story about love and survival against all odds. It shows us, without any shadow of doubt, the power and strength there is to be found in friendship.

Jaffa Reads Too

Movingly written with great heart and immaculately researched, the love of true friends can support and sustain you through life altering trauma.

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