Emma Marriot is a British freelance author, ghostwriter, and project editor specializing in popular history, memoirs, media tie-ins, and high-profile non-fiction. Marriot is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has written over twenty non-fiction books.
Emma Marriot was born in Uganda and grew up in central London and Shropshire. She holds a BA in history from the University of Warwick.
Marriot worked in-house at Pan Macmillan for ten years, commissioning and editing across the non-fiction list. She authored over 17 high-profile popular histories, including the official companion to the first Downton Abbey movie, The Costumes of Downton Abbey (2023), Long Live the Queens (2019), and The World of Poldark (2015).
Marriot has also written several other lifestyle memoirs, devised gift books, and contributed to many children’s books. Since 2021, she has ghostwritten major non-fiction titles for Penguin Random House, Little Brown, and Pan Macmillan.
Emma Marriot is now living in Bedfordshire.
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