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Clare Fisher

All the Good Things
  • All the Good Things

  • What if you did a very bad thing... but that wasn't the end of the story?

    Twenty-one year old Beth is in prison. The thing she did is so bad she doesn't deserve ever to feel good again.

    But her counsellor, Erika, won't give up on her. She asks Beth to make a list of all the good things in her life. So Beth starts to write down her story, from sharing silences with Foster Dad No. 1, to flirting in the Odeon on Orange Wednesdays, to the very first time she sniffed her baby's head.

    But at the end of her story, Beth must confront the bad thing.

    What is the truth hiding behind her crime? And does anyone - even a 100% bad person - deserve a chance to be good?

    'Heartfelt, heartbreaking, and genuinely joyous' Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill

Clare Sita Fisher was born in Tooting, south London in 1987. After accidentally getting obsessed with writing fiction when she should have been studying for a BA in History at the University of Oxford, Clare completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. An avid observer of the diverse area of south London in which she grew up, Clare's writing is inspired by her long-standing interest in social exclusion and the particular ways in which it affects vulnerable women and girls. All The Good Things is her first novel.