Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her first novel, A Mile of River, was a Radio Five Live Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature; her second novel, The Poet's Wife, was shortlisted for 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 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
''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
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'
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