Davina Langdale studied Zoology at Bristol University, and worked with 93 chimpanzees and a hippo in Northern Zambia. She returned to the UK to take a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the London College of Printing, and after a brief stint in that field she realised that fiction was her true love. The Brittle Star is her first novel.
Pacy, thrilling, well-plotted . . . an extraordinary debut novel -- Andrew Roberts, author of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 Langdale is excellent at delineating landscapes both natural and human . . . She puts it on the page with such detail and self-confidence that I believe every word -- Jane Smiley * Guardian * Totally brilliant -- Dan Snow