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W&N Fiction HB / ETPB January £12.99 / £13.99 304pp 978 0 297 86461 5 / 978 0 297 86462 2 eBook: £12.99 / 978 0 297 86463 9

Shelley Harris’ debut, Jubilee, was a Richard & Judy Book Club choice, a Top 10 bestseller and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

W&N Fiction • January 2015

SHELLEY HARRIS Vigilante

The story of an ordinary woman who dreams of becoming a superhero, from the author of Top 10 bestseller and Richard & Judy choice Jubilee. Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her job and the domestic grind, and bewildered by her teenage daughter, one night Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue. Suddenly her world is exciting again – she’s a hero. With a secret disguise, she starts to walk the streets of her small town, righting wrongs and keeping the peace. Then, amid the petty crime, a terrifying villain appears. He’s attacking young girls – and Jenny’s daughter is at risk . . . Praise for Jubilee: ‘A welcome discovery – a new novelist whose next book you are already impatient to read’ Guardian ‘An exciting debut that suggests this author will offer many more insightful and compelling stories in the years ahead’ Independent Shelley Harris has worked as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. When she is not writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop. Her first novel, Jubilee, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

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Location: Marlow, Bucks Available for interview www.shelleyharris.co.uk f/shelleywriter @shelleywriter