Strong female leads

On the Up

Alice O'Keeffe

Sylvia lives in a flat on a council estate with her not-quite-husband Obe and their two young children. She dreams of buying a house on a leafy street like the one she grew up in. If she closes her eyes, she can see it all so clearly: the stripped floorboards, the wisteria growing around the door… I …


Surrogate

Susan Spindler

Surrogate is a compelling and topical psychological drama that explores marriage, fertility and female identity. Beth Furnival is a successful television executive with a perfect life: a nice house in London, a lawyer husband and two grown-up daughters. But at 55, with an empty nest and the menopaus …


Invincible Summer

Alice Adams

Over two decades, four college friends navigate credit crunches and monogamy, broken hearts and thwarted dreams. INVINCIBLE SUMMER is a story about growing up and discovering that although life doesn't always turn out as expected, friendship can give you the strength to make it through.


The Only Girl in the World

Maude Julien

In her parents’ quest to turn her into the ultimate survivor, Maude Julien endured endless “drills” to eliminate weakness and a childhood in isolation, devoid of any affection. When an outsider finally managed to penetrate her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity.