Spoilt Creatures

Spoilt Creatures

Hardback Published on: 06/06/2024
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Published 06/06/2024
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Spoilt Creatures
Instant Classic
There are some books that just follow you. The characters stay with you between chapters, and once you've stayed up to compulsively read the last words on ... READ MORE
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Spoilt Creatures
A fantastic debut
An incredible debut from Amy Twigg. Spoilt Creatures follows Iris who, seeking to avoid moving back in with her mother after a break up, joins a commune of... READ MORE
Spoilt Creatures
An Outstanding Debut
Wow. This is truly an incredible book, fuelled by female rage, a one filled with beautiful language and such vivid story telling that I kept having to remi... READ MORE


Iris is adrift: thirty-two, newly single, living at home with her mother and working a dead end job. Her life changes when she meets the mysterious and beguiling Hazel, who lives at a women's commune on a remote farm hidden in the Kent Downs. At the farm, the women can be loud and dirty, live and eat abundantly, under the leadership of the gargantuan Blythe. Drawn to Hazel and the possibility of a new start away from a world of men who have only let her down, Iris throws herself into this alternative way of life, seizing on new experiences and hidden desires. But even among the women, she witnesses power struggles, cruelty and transgressions that threaten their precarious existence. When a group of men arrive on the farm, the commune's existence is thrown into question, culminating in an act of devastating violence.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781035407910
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

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Spoilt Creatures
A powerful, sublime debut
I was lucky enough to be gifted a proof copy of this & couldn't wait to dig in, and it did not disappoint! The story starts with Iris, a protagonist whose ... READ MORE