Set in Normandy, Michèle Roberts’ richly atmospheric novel about deceit and hypocrisy resonates with the power possessed by long-held secrets.
Michèle Roberts’ novel Daughters of the House (1992) was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H. Smith Literary Award.
Roberts is the daughter of a French Catholic mother and an English Protestant father and has dual UK–France nationality. She has written sixteen novels, four volumes of poetry, four collections of short stories and two memoirs.