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Rachel Edwards - Author

About the Author

Rachel Edwards is the author of Darling, described in the national press as ‘the first Brexit thriller’. An alumna of King’s College London, she worked in publishing, won an Arts Council award for her fiction and became a freelance writer for over 12 years until she chose to focus full-time on writing novels. Since Darling was published in May 2018, Rachel has appeared at literary festivals and events around the UK. Her articles have featured in The Guardian and The Sunday Times, and she is a regular guest on BBC radio. She is currently writing her second novel. We are delighted for Rachel to be joining us on the judging panel for The LoveReading Very Short Story Award 2020.

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Other books by Rachel Edwards

Darling: The most shocking psychological thriller you will read this summer

Darling: The most shocking psychological thriller you will read this summer

Author: Rachel Edwards Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

A teenage girl clashes with her new stepmother in this debut thriller with an unforgettable twist'Grips the reader with its twisty exploration of the complex relationship between step mother and step daughter' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat'Oh so good'Elle'Told by two unforgettable female narrators, it's urgent, original and genuinely unputdownable' Clare Fisher, author of All the Good Things'Similar in spirit to We Need to Talk About Kevin' Sunday Times'Sure to be a reading group favourite' Metro'Stunning' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request'Brilliant ... the twists and turns left me reeling' Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe'Dark, provocative and a refreshing take on the psychological thriller genre. Darling and Lola are both brilliant creations' Emma Curtis, author of One Little MistakeI knew she was trouble from the moment I saw her. I felt it as she stood in the doorway that day: disaster. Not just because she was so different, that skin and that hair, as different from me as it's possible to be. There was something wrong about her. Wrong for us. It was never going to work.Now she is dead and only I am left to love him. She is dead, and it's all my fault.

Darling

Darling

Author: Rachel Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

A teenage girl clashes with her new stepmother in this debut thriller with an unforgettable twist `Dark, deep, thought-provoking . What a debut! I recommend you go and read it!' Adele Parks `Grips the reader with its twisty exploration of the complex relationship between step mother and step daughter' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat `Oh so good' Elle `Told by two unforgettable female narrators, it's urgent, original and genuinely unputdownable' Clare Fisher, author of All the Good Things `Similar in spirit to We Need to Talk About Kevin' Sunday Times `Sure to be a reading group favourite' Metro `Stunning' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request `Brilliant ... the twists and turns left me reeling' Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe `Dark, provocative and a refreshing take on the psychological thriller genre. Darling and Lola are both brilliant creations' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake I knew she was trouble from the moment I saw her. I felt it as she stood in the doorway that day: disaster. Not just because she was so different, that skin and that hair, as different from me as it's possible to be. There was something wrong about her. Wrong for us. It was never going to work. Now she is dead and only I am left to love him. She is dead, and it's all my fault.

The Papin Sisters

The Papin Sisters

Author: Rachel Edwards, Keith Reader Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2001

The 1933 killing by the Papin sisters of their mistress and her daughter was an act of unexampled violence by women against women, whose repercussions have been felt in French culture ever since. It received wide journalistic coverage at the time, and subsequently prominent literary figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet have dealt with the case, which has also formed the basis of a stage play (by Wendy Kesselmann) and films by Nico Papatakis, Nancy Meckler and Claude Chabrol. The case casts fascinating light on French provincial life between the wars, the role of women (especially unmarried ones) in French society, and French views of the criminal outsider. Its impact on psychoanalytic discourse, through the work first of Jacques Lacan, then of Francis Dupre and Marie-Magdeleine Lessana, has also been considerable, notably in its contribution to the development of the key notion of the mirror-phase. The almost obsessive recurrence of the case makes of it a fascinating prism through which to examine multiple aspects of recent French culture.

The Papin Sisters

The Papin Sisters

Author: Rachel Edwards, Keith Reader Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2001

The 1933 killing by the Papin sisters of their mistress and her daughter was an act of unexampled violence by women against women, whose repercussions have been felt in French culture ever since. It received wide journalistic coverage at the time, and subsequently prominent literary figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet have dealt with the case, which has also formed the basis of a stage play (by Wendy Kesselmann) and films by Nico Papatakis, Nancy Meckler and Claude Chabrol. The case casts fascinating light on French provincial life between the wars, the role of women (especially unmarried ones) in French society, and French views of the criminal outsider. Its impact on psychoanalytic discourse, through the work first of Jacques Lacan, then of Francis Dupre and Marie-Magdeleine Lessana, has also been considerable, notably in its contribution to the development of the key notion of the mirror-phase. The almost obsessive recurrence of the case makes of it a fascinating prism through which to examine multiple aspects of recent French culture.

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