Helen Dunmore
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My new novel is The Lie, set during and after the First World War.

‘Never striking a false note, The Lie is one of those rare and arresting novels that make you think and feel with greater lucidity.’  (The Daily Telegraph)

'While The Lie may be the first of many literary reimaginings of that conflict in this centenary year, it will undoubtedly prove one of the most subtle and enduring.' (The Observer)

The bar for book of the year is set sky-high by this heart-wrenching tale ... Tender, touching and totally absorbing.’  (Sunday Mirror)










Welcome. I hope that this website will give you the information you need about my books, other work that I’ve been doing and forthcoming events, as well as links to relevant websites. There is information about 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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