‘One of those rarest of books: so beautiful I almost couldn’t bear it, and so moving I was reading through tears’ STACEY HALLS
‘Uniquely witty, beautifully observed, intricately woven’ MIRANDA HART
‘A truly glorious life-affirming book, in which love, hope and friendship trump sorrow’ DINAH JEFFERIES
‘Had me absolutely sobbing – a beautiful, beautiful book’ JO BROWNING WROE, bestselling author of A TERRIBLE KINDNESS
‘Worth every tear’ WOMAN & HOME
‘Exquisitely tender, powerfully compelling’ SARAH HAYWOOD
‘One of my new all-time favourite books – an absolute joy’ JULIETTA HENDERSON
‘Thoughtful, warm and engaging’ CHRISTINA SWEENEY-BAIRD
‘Honest, heartfelt and hopeful’ MARIANNE CRONIN
‘A joy to read’ ANNE YOUNGSON
‘A love song to women everywhere’ ERICKA WALLER
MEET EVA MARTÍNEZ-GREEN, AN ONLY CHILD FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS.
Between her emotionally absent mother and her physically absent father, there is nobody to answer them. Eva is convinced that all is not as it seems. Why are there no baby pictures of her? Why do her parents avoid all questions about her early years?
When her parents’ relationship crumbles, Eva begins a journey to find these answers for herself. Her desire to discover where she belongs leads Eva on a journey spanning decades and continents – and, along the way, she meets women who challenge her idea of what a mother should be, and who will change her life forever…
‘A glorious journey into loving & longing’ ANSTEY HARRIS
‘Heartrending and heartwarming’ CELIA ANDERSON
‘Exquisite’ JESSICA RYN
‘A deep delight of a book that vibrates with love and longing’ HELEN PARIS
Praise for Joanna Glen’s debut novel, The Other Half of Augusta Hope:
‘A therapeutic dose of high-strength emotion’ GUARDIAN
‘Entertains and moves in equal measure’ DAILY MAIL
‘Keep the tissues close’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘An irresistible message of redemption and belonging’ RED magazine
‘Heartening and hopeful’ JESS KIDD
‘Mesmerizingly beautiful’ SARAH HAYWOOD
‘An extraordinary masterpiece’ ANSTEY HARRIS
About the author
Joanna Glen read Spanish at the University of London, and lost her heart to Andalusia whilst studying at the Faculty of Arts in Córdoba. She went on to become a teacher of English and Spanish, and a school principal.
Joanna’s debut novel, The Other Half of Augusta Hope, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award.
She and her husband live in Brighton.