Miss Victoria Sponge is a writer and baker born in Sandwich, Kent. She studied literature and culinary arts at the University of Madeira, graduating cream of the crop. She rose to fame as the author of such classic books as The Mona Pizza: Italian Cooking Meets Italian Art, The Codfather: Fish and Film and Madame Butterfly Buns: An Opera (Cake). She lives in Bakewell with her French financier boyfriend and their two cats, Ginger and Biscuit. Scone with the Wind is her fourth book.