Bridget Duckenfield was born in Hove, Sussex. She studied Art at Richmond Art School, later combining art with music when she became a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The connection continued when she painted a series of watercolours of houses once lived in by musicians, including Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Arthur Bliss, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Peter Warlock, which have been produced as greetings cards for the respective associations. Bridget has also painted houses associated with novelists including Jane Austen, Fanny Burney and Radcliffe Hall and has had painting commissions from many parts of the world, including her local Epsom and Ewell, Australia, Japan, Germany and other parts of Europe. She has a PhD degree in History from Kingston University. Her writings include O Lovely Knight, the biography of Sir Landon Ronald, pioneer of the gramophone, wireless, great champion of Sir Edward Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and many others, and Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 1910–1938, accompanist to Melba, Caruso, Casals, Menuhin and many others. From her experiences as an accompanist, she has written four short books for accompanists; The Care and Nurture of the Pianist Partner, The Ideal Accompanist, A Musical Bouquet, and Hazards of the Pianist Partner. She writes regularly for Austentations, the occasional journal of the Kent Branch of the Jane Austen Society.