A very modern love story which tells the age-old tale of love, temptation, confusion, commitment, and coming to terms with the choices we've made
Francesca Segal was born in London in 1980. Brought up in the UK and America, she studied at St Hugh's College, Oxford, before becoming a journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Financial Times and both American and British Vogue, amongst others. For three years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in the Observer and she has been a Features Writer at Tatler. The Innocents is her first novel.
Delightful... Segal's writing is wise, witty and observant. -- Kate
Saunders * The Times *
Wonderful...witty...an astonishingly accomplished debut which will draw comparisons between Segal and Zadie Smith and Monica Ali. * Stylist *
An impressive debut...the struggle to achieve true adulthood, the loss of innocence and the consequences of adapting to a culture that levies certain expectations on its members, are all cleverly worked into a poised text -- Elizabeth Buchan * Sunday Times *
A subtle, witty and acutely observed study of a narrow but very recognisable world. * The Observer *
Witty and touching... An assured and audacious debut -- Michael Arditti * Daily Mail *