Rachel Ip (Author) Rachel Ip was born in the UK and has lived in France, Belgium and Hong Kong, where she now lives with her family. She studied modern languages and linguistics at Cambridge University and worked in marketing communications for over ten years before turning her hand to writing. The Last Garden is her first picture book.Anneli Bray (Illustrator) Anneli Bray is an artist and illustrator from Lancashire. She graduated from Norwich University of the Arts with a degree in Illustration in 2013. Since then she has worked as a bookseller. Her work is influenced by her love of reading, nature and travel.