Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce and Mary Reilly [the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story, from the viewpoint of a housemaid, which was filmed with Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. Her most recent book is a non-fiction work about St Francis of Assisi: Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis. She lives in upstate New York. Liza Ross is an American actress who won an award for reading the audio book of Gone With The Wind in 1998 and has read numerous classic audio books. She has also read children's audio books including Anne of Green Gables, Pippi Longstocking and My Teacher Was An Alien and has performed frequently for BBC Radio including The Stone Diaries. Feature films: Tomorrow Never Dies and Batman. Television: Emmerdale, At Home with the Braithwaites.