Decca Warrington is a philosophy graduate of Manchester and Sussex Universities, and in a varied career has worked in a number of roles ranging from practising archaeologist to NHS manager. The constant throughout her life has been a passion for the history of art, and her particular fascination with the Eleanor Crosses grew into an overwhelming urge to learn more about their history and then to write this book. She lives in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, with her partner.
'Warrington takes on her very small plate of fact and serves up a full feast, filling in history's faint outline, deploying every scrap of antiquarian and contemporary scholarship and providing a well-researched insight into Eleanor's life, Edward's heartfelt vision, and the different fates of each individual cross since erection.'--Times Literary Supplement