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Sophie Ward is an actor and writer. Her book, A Marriage Proposal; The importance of equal marriage and what it means for us all, was published by Guardian short books in 2014. She has a degree in Philosophy and Literature and her PhD at Goldsmiths focused on the use of narrative in philosophy of mind.
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Rachel and Eliza are planning their future together. One night in bed Rachel wakes up terrified and tells Eliza that an ant has crawled into her eye and is stuck there. Rachel is certain; Eliza, a scientist, is sceptical. Suddenly their entire relationship is called into question. What follows is a uniquely imaginitive sequence of interlinked stories ranging across time, place and perspective to form a sparkling philosophical tale of love, lost and found across the universe.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, read by Sophie Ward. A poet, his wife, her daughter and their friends arrive at the French Riviera. The prospect of a long hot summer stretches ahead of them. At their villa, they find a body in the swimming pool. But this body is very much alive. It is Kitty Finch: self-proclaimed botanist with lurid green fingernails, avid poetry fan, walking naked out of the water and straight into the centre of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them? And why does the poets wife invite this beautiful young woman to remain?
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Skin Deep by Liz Nugent, read by Annette Flynn, Sophie Ward, Declan Rodgers , Anna Maria Everett, Daniel Betts, Trev Fleming and Michael Gould. Perfect summer read for those who like their escapism on the darker side Ian Rankin The deliciously sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isnt that what Ive been doing for most of my life? Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . . Bloody brilliant! Denise Mina An extraordinary writer - Liz Nugent maps the human mind as a cartographer charts new worlds: Shes boundlessly curious and totally unflinching A.J. Finn The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does Tammy Cohen A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart Sabine Durrant Dark, brutal and brilliant Colette McBeth A triumph, from first page to last! Sarah Hilary Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world Donal Ryan I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done Marian Keyes Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius Mark Edwards Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read Sinad Crowley Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth Louise ONeill Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down Sinad Moriarty Pitch dark and thrillingly original Jane Casey