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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: Pride
26/05/2016

Our bookseller Andi celebrates 20 years of Birmingham Pride with her choice of the best LGBTQ books for children, young adults and adults.

Read an Extract from Helen Callaghan's novel, Dear Amy
20/05/2016

Read an extract from Helen Callaghan's debut novel, Dear Amy.

Douglas Cowie on Imagining the Spaces Between the Facts
20/05/2016

As his fictional reimagining of the turbulent relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and cult American writer, Nelson Algren, Douglas Cowie writes about writing fiction in the gaps between known facts.

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