Brian Doyle

Cynthia Mc Leod is the daughter of Dr Johann Ferrier, the last Governor and first President of Suriname. In 1998 she was decorated Knight in the Honorary Order of the Golden Palm by the President of Suriname. She invested twelve years of historical research in writing The Free Negress Elisabeth, and is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on Surinamese history. Her first novel, The High Price of Sugar, published in Suriname in 1978, remains a bestseller.