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Deborah Kay Davies - Author

About the Author

Deborah Kay Davies won the Wales Book of the Year 2009 award with her first work of fiction, the short story collection Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful. When her debut novel, True Things About Me, came out in 2010, she was selected by BBC TV as one of the 12 best new British novelists. And when the novel was published in New York in 2011, Lionel Shriver chose it as her personal book of the year. She lives in Cardiff.

 

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Tirzah and the Prince of Crows

Tirzah and the Prince of Crows

Author: Deborah Kay Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

From the award-winning author, a hauntingly beautiful coming of age novel set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s Tirzah has lived a life of seclusion in a staunchly religious family. But when she begins to struggle against the confines of her community, trying to find her own way in the world, life takes an unexpected turn that ultimately teaches her that freedom springs from within. Written with an almost fable-esque quality and drawing on Welsh mythology, Tirzah and the Prince of Crows is an intensely immersive, layered and powerful novel about life forces and the healing power of love.

Tirzah and the Prince of Crows

Tirzah and the Prince of Crows

Author: Deborah Kay Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

From the award-winning author, a hauntingly beautiful coming of age novel set in the Welsh valleys of the 1970s Tirzah has lived a life of seclusion in a staunchly religious family. But when she begins to struggle against the confines of her community, trying to find her own way in the world, life takes an unexpected turn that ultimately teaches her that freedom springs from within. Written with an almost fable-esque quality and drawing on Welsh mythology, Tirzah and the Prince of Crows is an intensely immersive, layered and powerful novel about life forces and the healing power of love.

Grace, Tamar and Lazlo the Beautiful

Grace, Tamar and Lazlo the Beautiful

Author: Deborah Kay Davies, Dr. Becky Munford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2018

With a foreword by Dr. Becky Munford Part novel, part fantasy, part social history. More than anything it tells dark, universal tales about how utterly strange it is to learn to be human. Moving from 1970 to the present day, Deborah Kay Davies relates the history of Grace and Tamar, their volatile childhood, disruptive coming-of-age and dubious maturity. The book is part novel, part fantasy, part social history. More than anything it tells dark, universal tales about how utterly strange it is to learn to become human. Dr. Becky Munford is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University, where she teaches and researches modern and contemporary women's writing, spectrality, fashion and dress history (especially trousers). She is the author of Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and European Gothic (2013) and co-author of Feminism and Popular Culture: Investigating the Postfeminist Mystique (2013). She is currently writing a book on women and trousers.

Reasons She Goes to the Woods

Reasons She Goes to the Woods

Author: Deborah Kay Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Shortlisted for the Encore Award Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Pearl can be very, very good. More often she is very, very bad. But she's just a child, a mystery to all who know her. A little girl who has her own secret reasons for escaping to the nearby woods. What might those reasons be? And how can she feel so at home in the dark, sinister, sensual woods, a wonder of secrets and mystery? Told in vignettes across Pearl's childhood years, Reasons She Goes to the Woods is a nervy but lyrical novel about a normal girl growing up, doing the normal things little girls do.

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