NICOLE-ANNA MANIATI was born in Cyprus, where she spent her childhood. At a very young age she moved to London with her family. She studied English Literature and holds a B.A., a P.G.C.E. and an M.A. She has also completed a three-year course in Nursing at King Edward Memorial Hospital. In 1978 she settled in Athens, where she initially worked as an English teacher, while later she opened her own foreign language teaching centre, which she ran for 18 years. During that period she successfully published four educational books, three of which were approved by the Ministry of Education. The fourth was published by Longman’s. Maniati has also been a speaker at educational seminars and a member of examination boards for foreign language education. Her work includes articles on Education. PSYCHOGIOS Publications have published her novels CUT FLOWERS and INVISIBLE BOND.