Carol Ann Lee, a native of Yorkshire, first read Anne Frank's diary at the age of eight and became fascinated by the book and the personality of Anne Frank. She collected first editions of the diary in any language and began to study the legacy of the Holocaust. She studied the history of art and design in college and during her time as a student interviewed Holocaust survivors for the Oral History department of the Manchester Jewish Museum. She also worked for the Anne Frank Trust to bring the exhibition "Anne Frank in the World" to Cornwall. In 1999 her biography of Roses From The Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank -- written with the full co-operation of Anne's remaining relatives -- was published to great critical acclaim. Lee lives in Amsterdam.