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Gill Hornby

About The Author

Gill HornbyGill Hornby is a writer and journalist. She lives with her husband, Robert Harris, and their four children in Kintbury, Berkshire. The Hive is her first novel. Film rights have been sold to Focus Features. It follows the friendships and feuds of a group of women who meet at the school gate each day. Over the course of a school year - and under the guise of the school's charity committee - they scheme, support, compete and jostle for position in their unspoken but fiercely run hierarchy. From the joys and perils (well, mainly perils) of the Lunch Ladder; to the military operation that is the Car Boot Sale; to the creation of a vaguely convincing Dalek costume for a small child, all human life is here... The result is an astonishingly accomplished debut novel - wise, touching and very, very funny. You can read the first chapter here.

 

 

 

 

 

Author photography courtesy of Gavin Smith, CameraPress London

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Juniper ascending
27/08/2015

Ian Buxton, author of 101 Gins To Try Before you Die, looks at how boutique distillers have made gin the nation's favourite once again.

Blood will tell
24/08/2015

Gary Barker and Michael Kaufman reveal how explain how their years of work in war zones across the world drove them to write about the treatment of veterans in The Afghan Vampires Book Club. They also reveal that co-writing fiction is just as complicated as you might imagine!

China's capitalist glaze
22/08/2015

Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of Hong Kong-set thriller Whispering Shadows, recalls the meeting with a Chinese businessman that opened his eyes to how China has changed as capitalism has taken hold.

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