An Italian Scandal is Cecil Cameron’s first historical novel.
Cecil grew up in the Scottish Borders near Jedburgh and read history at London University before joining Save the Children. She began her work in the orphanages of Vietnam during the war. The children’s resilience and joy, despite their harrowing circumstances, made a lasting impression on her. She continued to be involved with the charity for many years and awarded an OBE in 2002.
Cecil has always loved writing - entertaining her five brothers and sisters, then her own children, and recently wrote a book of children’s poetry. She started to write professionally when she retired.
An Italian Scandal draws on her family’s connections with Sicily and southern Italy. Her grandmother came from Naples and she has always wanted to write a love-story, set against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi’s Italy. It is a tale of love and passion, hatred and revenge - and the revolution that created a nation.
Cecil is married to a Highland Clan chief and spends her time between the beautiful west coast of Scotland and London. She has four children and is currently working on her second novel.
Represented by: Diana Beaumont
An Italian Scandal (HarperNorth, 2021)