Judith Allnatt is the acclaimed author of A Mile of River, a Radio Five Live Book of the Month, The Poet's Wife and The Moon Field. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature and the East Midlands Book Award. Her short stories have featured in the Bridport Prize Anthology, the Commonwealth Short Story Awards and on BBC Radio 4. She lives with her family in rural Northamptonshire.
'There is so much to love about The Silk Factory - an utterly compelling story, a fascinating setting, characters you care about deeply. Judith Allnatt is a wonderfully warm and empathic writer, with a real feeling for the thread of the uncanny that runs through our lives' Margaret Leroy author of The Soldier's Wife 'Fascinating and tender' Catharine Arnold, author of Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London Praise for The Moon Field: 'Genuinely and deeply moving' THE TIMES 'Deeply engaging and unsentimental...really memorable' CHARLES PALLISER, author of The Quincunx Praise for The Poet's Wife: 'Allnatt gives her an affecting, beautifully written afterlife' THE TIMES "This is a beautifully written, poignant novel, lyrically descriptive of the landscape, detailed in the country life of the time and reminiscent of the gentle style of the genius peasant poet' CHOICE MAGAZINE Praise for A Mile of River: 'A novel of rare insight, exquisitely written. A standing ovation for this debut' Michael Morpurgo 'Excellent...The writing is restrained but powerful and the description of that remorseless heat is masterful' NEW BOOKS MAGAZINE