Piu Marie Eatwell came to France for a long weekend one August summer holiday many years ago. She has never left. After graduating from Oxford University with a First Class degree in English language and literature, she trained first as a BBC television producer and then as a lawyer. Over the years she has worked in various positions as a documentary film maker, barrister, teacher, mother, and – most recently – full-time writer, both in London and Paris. They Eat Horses, Don't They? is her first book.