Isabel Wolff was born in Warwickshire, England, and attended Cambridge University. She worked for BBC World Service radio for twelve years as a producer and reporter in Features and Current Affairs. She also wrote freelance articles for many magazines and newspapers including The Spectator, the Evening Standard, and the Independent. In 1997, the Daily Telegraph commissioned her to write a comic, girl-about-town column, Tiffany Trott. Within a month of the first column appearing, she was signed by HarperCollins to turn Tiffany's adventures into a book. Her other novels include Forget Me Not and A Vintage Affair.