After growing up in various parts of the world – the Middle East in particular, Christina came to England to study at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in the late 70’s. A playwright and Children’s book Illustrator she has illustrated over 20 children’s books and has been been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice winning the Commended award for Ishtar and Tammuz in 1996.
Her other published books include Michael Morpurgo’s Blodin the Beast, The Lion Illustrated Bible and Zoo in the Sky. Her own authored titles include Escape from Pompeii and Atlantis - The Legend of a Lost City. She is winner of the 2002 English Association Book Award for Key Stage 2 Non Fiction and the US Parents Guide to Children’s Media Award. She has just completed four large anthologies for National Geographic - Treasury of Greek Mythology, Treasury of Egyptian Mythology , Treasury of Norse Mythology and has just completed Tales from the Arabian Nights due for publication October 2016.
Her plays include WOMAN WITH UPTURNED SKIRT about the painter Egon Schiele, produced at the Grace Theatre, London and THE SENTENCE about the Armenian genocide produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre and NEEDLE about the construction of the Bayeux Tapestry which was winner of the Brave New Roles Award and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.