82-year-old Nettie's memory is failing - so how can she be certain what they say about her is true? The second novel from the BAMB Reader Award shortlisted author, for fans of Anita Shreve and Maggie O'Farrell.
Harriet Cummings' debut novel, We All Begin as Strangers, was shortlisted for the Books are my Bag Reader Award 2017. She is a freelance writer with a background in history of art and gender studies. As a script writer, she has had work performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as independent venues around London.
A graduate of the prestigious Faber Academy creative writing course, Harriet now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and springer spaniel.
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I so enjoyed WE ALL BEGIN AS STRANGERS. No 'characters' in sight - just meticulous, tender, complex portraits of people - Emylia Hall, author of THE BOOK OF SUMMERS
Cummings' talent as a writer is unarguably remarkable, and her future in the literary arts looks bright - THE PLATFORM
A dazzling debut... Beautifully plotted, fantastically written and compellingly strange - DAILY MAIL
I was reminded of William Golding's 'The Lord of The Flies'... A book about community and how trusts can be so easily broken - WRITING.IE