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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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#FoylesFive: Star Trek
18/07/2016

Magda, from our Birmingham shop, picks out five Star Trek books to delight fans ahead of the release of the new film, Star Trek Beyond, this week.

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Read an Extract from The Biology of Desire, an Account of Addiction and How we can Overcome it
13/07/2016

Through the vivid, true stories of five addicts, in The Biology of Desire Michael Lewis explains how addiction happens in the brain, and what we can do to overcome it. Read an extract here.

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