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From one of the nation's best-loved writers and performers comes a wonderful novel about a spirited young girl who goes to war as a young man
After graduating from Cambridge Sandi Toksvig went into theatre as a writer and performer. Well known for her television and radio work as a presenter, writer and actor, she has written more than twenty books for children and adults. She also writes for theatre and television: her film The Man starring Stephen Fry and Zoe Wanamaker was broadcast on Sky Arts in June 2012 and her play Bully Boy starring Anthony Andrews opened the St James Theatre, London, autumn 2012. She is the new Chancellor of Portsmouth University. Sandi Toksvig lives in London and Kent.
Teasing out untold stories of the battlefield and of gay history . . . follows in the footsteps of the likes of Sarah Waters and Pat Barker . . . Toksvig's seemingly effortless ability to entertain shines through -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * Toksvig's warm characterisation drives the narrative, especially when set against her droll yet richly detailed evocation of an unedifying period of modern history . . . Toksvig's shining creation, Valentine Grey, [is] a courageous and captivating character . . . begging for a sequel -- Lucy Beresford * Sunday Telegraph *