If you gotta be a dog, be a bitch.
Sandra Francy is seventeen and under pressure – pressure to be good and work hard at school. But she’s fed up with all that. She’s been having fun, running wild – some say too wild. Then she gets turned into a dog. She’s frightened at first, but she quickly realises there are pleasures she hardly knew existed. Is being human worth all the effort?
"Lady succeeds on several levels: it’s both a teenage rite of passage and a satire on the emptiness of modern life"
"This funny, punchy, well-written, original book asks real questions"
"[Lady] has confirmed Burgess’ position as the most exciting contemporary UK writer of teenage fiction"
"Burgess keeps the suspense high to the very last. This seductive volume is as raw and ravenous as its subject"
"Melvin Burgess is about to trigger an earthquake in the publishing world with his new book Lady"