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W&N Fiction HB/ETPB July @ £12.99/£13.99 368pp 978 0 297 86603 9/978 0 297 86604 6 eBook: £12.99 / 987 0 297 86605 3

KATHARINE MCMAHON The Woman in the Picture

An immersive new novel from Katharine McMahon, author of The Rose of Sebastopol, the Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy pick. London, 1926. London is tense in the days leading up to The General Strike. Evelyn Gifford has qualified as a solicitor – and is one of the first women to do so – but her life is full of conflict. Embroiled in two cases, Evelyn finds herself encountering both sides of the strike. Meanwhile, an unexpected proposal coincides with the return of a former love and Evelyn must ask herself what matters most – security or passion. ‘One of those books so intensely alive in the past that it makes the world you actually live in feel flimsy and thin. McMahon combines a thriller writer’s grip, pace and punch with the true novelist’s depth and warmth of feeling’ Guardian on The Crimson Rooms Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University. She has worked as a teacher in schools and universities, and as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.


Location: London Available for interview f/Katharine-McMahon @McKatharine