Philip Sington was born in Cambridge. His father was an industrial chemist and his mother an officer in British Intelligence. After studying History at Trinity College, Cambridge he worked as a business journalist and magazine editor for nine years. He co-authored six novels under the joint pseudonym Patrick Lynch, selling well over a million copies worldwide. His solo novels include Zoia's Gold and The Einstein Girl. To date his work has been translated into twenty-one foreign languages. He lives in London with his family.