Sam Angus

Sam Angus

Sam Angus was born in Italy and grew up in France and in Spain, in the final years of General Franco's dictatorship. She read English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge and went on to study fashion at Central St Martin's College of Art before setting up her own sportswear label, Sam de Teran.

It was one of the most successful fashion brands of the 1990s, worn by VIPs and socialites and mentioned in the same breath as Anya Hindmarch, Kelly Hoppen, Amanda Wakely and Jenny Packham. Bond girl Sophie Marceau wore her ski suits in The World is not Enough and Carla Bruni modelled the swimwear range.

After having her first child Sam returned to her first love, literature. She now writes full-time and lives between Exmoor and London with her large family, dogs and horses. Sam's peripatetic childhood inspired a love of travelling and of history, and these continue to be the key themes in her novels.


  • Best known titles

  • School for Skylarks
  • The House on Hummingbird Island
  • A Horse Called Hero
  • Captain
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