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Natalie Young - Author

About the Author

Natalie Young worked for The Times for several years, and was then Books and Arts Editor of Prospect magazine. She is now a full-time mother and writer.

Featured books by Natalie Young

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Author: Natalie Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business making cakes. No one has seen Lizzie's husband, Jacob, for a few days. That's because last Monday, on impulse, Lizzie caved in the back of his head with a spade. And if she's going to embark on the new life she feels she deserves after thirty years in Jacob's shadow, she needs to dispose of his body. Her method appeals to all her practical instincts, though it's not for the faint-hearted. Will Lizzie have the strength to follow it through? Dark, funny and achingly human, Season to Taste is a deliciously subversive treat. In the shape of Lizzie Prain, Natalie Young has created one of the most remarkable heroines in recent fiction.

Season to Taste

Season to Taste

Author: Natalie Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Always let the meat rest under foil for at least ten minutes before carving...Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business making cakes. No one has seen Lizzie's husband, Jacob, for a few days. That's because last Monday, on impulse, Lizzie caved in the back of his head with a spade. And if she's going to embark on the new life she feels she deserves after thirty years in Jacob's shadow, she needs to dispose of his body Her method appeals to all her practical instincts, though it's not for the faint hearted. Will Lizzie have the strength to follow it through? Funny, subversive and achingly human, Season to Taste is the extraordinary story of the end of a marriage and its very strange aftermath. In the shape of Lizzie Prain, Natalie Young has created one of the most remarkable heroines in recent fiction.

Other books by Natalie Young

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband

Author: Natalie Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. Runs a little business making cakes. No one has seen Lizzie's husband, Jacob, for a few days. That's because last Monday, on impulse, Lizzie caved in the back of his head with a spade. And if she's going to embark on the new life she feels she deserves after thirty years in Jacob's shadow, she needs to dispose of his body. Her method appeals to all her practical instincts, though it's not for the faint-hearted. Will Lizzie have the strength to follow it through? Dark, funny and achingly human, Season to Taste is a deliciously subversive treat. In the shape of Lizzie Prain, Natalie Young has created one of the most remarkable heroines in recent fiction.

We All Ran into the Sunlight

We All Ran into the Sunlight

Author: Natalie Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Summer 1981 At a party held in the garden of a beautiful chateau in the village of Canas, in southern France, a young man takes his life. In doing so he seeks to bury a terrible family legacy, unleashed in the aftermath of WWII; but his suicide breaks his family apart. Winter 2010 Kate and Stephen Glover, a young London couple, arrive in Canas for a much needed sabbatical. Kate, seeking escape from her marriage, is irrevocably drawn to the village and to the derelict chateau at its heart. What she cannot know is that her interest in the chateau will reawaken old ghosts, forcing the family who once lived there finally to reunite and confront the tragedy of the past...Moving between the postwar years and the present day, We All Ran into the Sunlight is a heartbreaking story of love, misplaced desire and the damage done when the truth is withheld.

We All Ran into the Sunlight

We All Ran into the Sunlight

Author: Natalie Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

In 1949, a young couple, Arnaud and Lucie Borja, leave the war-torn streets of Paris and head south, to the sleepy village of Canas where they have bought an old chateau and vineyard - a place, as Arnaud Borja says, for them to create a family and set up a business selling their own wine. Half a century later, the chateau is up for sale, the vines have gone to seed, and an English woman, holidaying nearby with her husband, has no idea that her interest in the derelict property is spreading rumours in the village. For Kate Glover, life in Canas offers a promise of change - an escape from a stifling marriage, and her relentless urban existence. What she cannot see, behind the apparently tranquil chateau walls, is the truth about the Borja family and the tragic legacy of their child, adopted from migrant workers in the 1950s, and later forced to leave in shame. Natalie Young's entrancing debut novel, set in the shimmering landscape of the southern Cevennes, alternates between the years immediately after the Second World War and the present-day to explore a dark family secret and its ripple effect on people's lives. It is a story of love and ownership, thwarted desire, and the damage done when the truth is withheld.