Julie Summers is a biographer and historian. She was born near Liverpool and grew up first on the Wirral and then in Cheshire. She is passionate about writing and loves researching her books, especially when this involves meeting people and finding out about their lives. She lives in Oxford. She is employed by the CWGC to work on its publications, and has written a number of books, including Stranger in the House: Women's Stories of Men Returning from the Second World War, Remembered: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Shackleton Voyages and Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine.