Caroline Lea

Prized Women
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    'A highly original and inventive writer' Sunday Times

    Lily di Marco and Mae Thebault were once friends. They lived under the same roof and cared for each other's children - they were inseparable.

    But the Great Depression changed everything, and both women were forced to make impossible decisions to save themselves from ruin

    Ten years later, Lily and Mae couldn't be further apart. And as The Great Stork Derby, the sensational baby making contest with money as the prize, makes headlines around the world the women must face up to their part in it, and the consequences . . .


    PRAISE FOR Caroline Lea:

    'Memorable and compelling' Sarah Moss
    'Enthralling' Stacey Halls
    'Caroline's beautiful writing transported me entirely to another time and land' Susan Fletcher
    'Lea writes beautifully' The Times
    'Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative - this is a gorgeously written story about the scars we carry with us, and how they can be overcome' Gytha Lodge
    'Exquisitely researched, beautifully told' Mary Beth Keane

Caroline Lea grew up on the island of Jersey and gained a First from Warwick University. Her fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Her debut novel, The Glass Woman, a gothic thriller set during the Icelandic witch trials, was shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown Award. Her next novel, The Metal Heart, was a powerful Second World War love story set on the island of Orkney.

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