Forgotten stories brought to life
Imogen Matthews is an Oxford-based, award-winning author and journalist with an interest in forgotten stories from WWII Holland. The sequel to her best-selling novel, The Hidden Village, is soon to be published and she is currently writing a third novel based on another true story from Holland in the Second World War
Imogen was born in Rijswijk, Holland, to a Dutch mother and English father who moved the family to England when Imogen was very young. All her life, she listened to her mother’s stories about her life in Holland, in particular the hardships she faced during the Hunger Winter in 1944-4, which has had a profound impact on her writing.