Simi Bedford is the author of two novels. Yoruba Girl Dancing is based on the poignant and sometimes hilarious experiences of being sent from home in Nigeria as a young child to boarding school in an England that still had its empire. Not With Silver is an account of slavery told through the story of one African family's experiences across generations. Educated at Durham University, she read Law before moving into the world of tv, radio and the media. She divides her times between Devon and London.