- Helen Dunmore - Orange Prize winner - author of The Siege, House of Orphans, Ingo and Out Of The Blue
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 COMING SOON ...  Publication date January 28 2016 ... my new novel


LONDON, NOVEMBER 1960: the Cold War is at its height. A spy may be friend or neighbour, colleague or lover. At the end of a garden, in the pouring rain, a woman buries a briefcase deep in the earth ...

A novel of intimate betrayals and the devastating power of exposure.

'This book is a triumph - a marvellous piece of seamless storytelling.' (Penelope Lively)



Welcome.  I hope that this website will give useful information about my books, other work that I’ve been doing and forthcoming events, as well as links to relevant websites. There are details of all my published work, with outlines, extracts and reviews, as well as news about forthcoming publications.

Some readers may know my novels but not my poetry, or be familiar with my writing for children but not my work for adults. For this reason I’ve included extracts from my novels and books for children, as well as a some complete short stories, a selection of poems and a selection of essays.  I hope that these will give some sense of my writing as a whole. 

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