llustration by Lauren O’Hara, from Madame Badobedah, written by Sophie Dahl.

Sophie Dahl began her career as a teenage fashion model, but books and writing were always her first love.

In 2003, Bloomsbury published her bestselling novella, ‘The Man With The Dancing Eyes’, followed by a novel in 2007, ‘Playing With The Grownups’. She was a long term contributing editor at British Vogue, and has written for US Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Observer, The Guardian and The Times and served as a Orange Prize For Fiction judge.

Dahl is a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveller, and in October 2019, her first children’s book, Madame Badobedah, was published by Walker Books. She lives in the country with her husband, two young daughters, rescue dog, cats, and tortoise. Dahl is currently working on a sequel to Madame Badobedah.