She is the author of five novels and a collection of short stories and has been nominated for a Stonewall Award. In 2014, she won the Ultimate Planet Award for Best Established Author.
The author Sarah Waters has said, ‘Lee writes with unfailing warmth and wisdom about the comedy and complexity of childhood and family’ while writer Andrea Levy has praised her ‘light touch, wonderful laconic style and spot-on humour’.
Lee is also a contributor of humour to The Lady magazine.
Her second short story collection, Oh You Pretty Thing!, is published in spring 2019.