Eglantine Davies was born in 1970 in Hertfordshire and attended the Ursuline Convent in Brentwood. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a first in 1993 and immediately started writing for the Financial Times as an overseas correspondent. Eglantine has lived an eventful life; she was held as a hostage in Iraq for six months in 1991 and a few years later worked as a high-class call girl as part of an intricate long-term expose of the Norwegian government.Today, Eglantine is one of the UK's most popular business authors and has written over thirty best-selling books about commerce, finance and the highs and lows of life in the Square Mile. Her titles include 'The Loves of Bulls and Bears' and 'The Financial Crash Explained'.Eglantine married chef William Bandicroft in 1995 and has three children, four dogs and five chickens. As well as continuing to be an extraordinarily prolific correspondent and writer, she now spends her time between Hong Kong and Surrey and her hobbies include bell-ringing, Cordon Blue cookery and fashion.