Under her pseudonym Rosie Thomas, Janey King has written twenty-one novels and a travel book. Reflecting her interest in climbing, mountaineering and adventure travel, several of the novels have exotic settings.
White is about an attempt to climb Everest and was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature. Iris and Ruby is set in wartime Cairo and features a grandmother and granddaughter perilously lost in a sandstorm in the desert. It won the Romantic Novel of the Year award. To research the Antarctic background to Sun at Midnight Rosie spent a month living with the scientists on a Bulgarian research station on Livingstone Island, off the Antarctic Peninsula.
Her most recent book is The Kashmir Shawl (HarperCollins £12.99). To research it Rosie travelled extensively in Ladakh and Kashmir, following the threads of the pashmina shawl trade across the Himalayas to the lakes and alleyways of Srinagar.
Border Crossing is the story of Rosie’s entry, with Phil Bowen, in the 1997 Peking to Paris vintage and classic car rally.