The huge international bestseller: three women forced by circumstances to rebel against their fate - a story spanning three different continents.
Laetitia Colombani comes from the world of film, where she worked as a screenwriter-director, and as an actress. She also writes for the stage. The Braid is her first novel.
We truly loved reading this beautiful, simple novel . . . with
characters who teach or remind us of the all too often unacceptable
conditions in which women around the world live. * ELLE (France)
The Braid is a beautifully written novel of determination, bravery and hope. You will remember Smita, Giulia and Sarah long after you've read their stories. -- AJ Pearce, author of Dear Mrs Bird
A screenwriter and director, Laetitia Colombani is clearly a master of the art of storytelling and editing. She creates female characters with strong personalities, whose lives she interweaves in a hopeful vision. But her writing is sensitive and restrained enough to save the novel from any accusation that it's nothing more than a 'feel good' book. * Le Monde *
Elegant and engaging . . . What stood out for me was the colour and authenticity the author gives to each character's background as they face lifechanging challenges and search for the courage to confront and overcome them. * Daily Mail *
Tuck a copy of Laetitia Colombani's The Braid under your arm for ultimate cultural clout this spring. * ES magazine *