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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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Read a Poem from Clive James' Latest Collection
29/04/2016

Read a blog from Clive James' latest volume, Collected Poems 1958-2015.

Who will you nominate for the Ruth Rendell Award?
29/04/2016

A brand new award in memory of a bestselling novelist has been launched to find the author who has done the most to champion literacy.

#FoylesFave: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
27/04/2016

Andi from our Grand Central Birmingham shop recommends one of her all-time favourite stories.

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