Christina Georgina Rossetti - An Introduction. Christina was born in London in 1830 one of four children who were all to become artists and writers. Educated at home, her life was filled with the Italian influences of her Father and the wide ranging interests of her mother. She began to write at age 12 as her Fathers health broke and the family's descended to near poverty. She first published aged 18 and over the following decade her writing was to flourish and in 1860 her most famous work Goblin Market was released and her reputation was set. A sufferer from Graves disease from the 1870's she also developed breast cancer which subsequently recurred and was to cause her death in 1894. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery. Many of these titles are on our audiobook version which can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.