Andrea Watson studied art and architecture at Sussex University and subsequently specialised in Islamic art, working for Sotheby’s and later joining the editorial team at fine arts magazine Hali as deputy editor. In 2005 she became Property Editor for Express Newspapers and remained in this post for 10 years. She has written on all aspects of residential property development both in the UK and overseas property, including architecture and interiors, and travelled extensively visiting properties and sites. She now works as a freelance writer and photographer. She has two sons and lives in Surrey.