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A gripping emotional story of love and obsession

About the Author

Hannah Begbie studied Art History at Cambridge University. She went on to become a talent agent, representing BAFTA and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning writers and comedians for fifteen years until her youngest son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

In 2015 she joined the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to raise awareness and advocate for the CF community. She also enrolled in The Novel Studio course at City University, winning that year's new writing prize. The book she developed there became her debut novel, MOTHER, which later went on to win the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers from the RNA. The TV rights were snapped up by Clerkenwell Films (Lovesick, Misfits) after a heated auction, with screenwriter Tom Edge (The Crown, Judy) attached.

She lives in north London with her husband and their two sons.


`Brilliant! Cuts to the heart yet powerfully uplifting. Read this book: it's in a class of its own' Jane Corry,My Husband's Wife

`Beautifully written, heart-breaking and heart-warming, and ultimately uplifting' Katie Fforde

`An emotionally-charged, heartstoppingly addictive page turner, which shocks and entertains' Irish Examiner

`Captivating and taut with a powerful emotional message about the balance of motherhood and womanhood' Carmel Harrington

`An accomplished debut...Powerful, devastating and beautifully written' Fionnuala Kearney

`A unique voice - I raced through the pages!' Amanda Brooke

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