Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2006.
Costa Book Awards 2006 Judges' comment: "Cloth Girl is remarkably self-assured for a first novel. It brings the gold coast of Africa and the pre-War colonial world to life; it is warm, vibrant and moving."
Matilda Lamptey, the Cloth Girl of the title, is fourteen years old when sophisticated black Gold Coast lawyer, Robert Bannerman, sets eyes on her and resolves to take her as his second wife. For Julie, his first wife, this is a colossal slap in the face, which she is not willing to tolerate. For Matilda it is a cruel-end to childhood.
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||4th October 2007|
|Author:||Marilyn Heward Mills|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Marilyn Heward Mills was born in Switzerland in 1968 to a Swiss mother and a Ghanaian father. She grew up in Accra, Ghana and came to England to study law at Durham University in 1988. She qualified as an English solicitor and a member of the New York Bar, and practised English and US law in the City of London for many years until she decided in 2003 to concentrate on writing. She has a husband and two young children and lives in South London.More About Marilyn Heward Mills