Harriet Cummings shortlisted in BAMB Readers Awards

6th October 2017|Literary Awards

Harriet Cummings, whose debut novel We All Begin as Strangers was released in April this year, has been nominated by booksellers for the shortlist of the Breakthrough Author category in the Books are my Bag Readers Awards 2017.

The novel is set in 1984 in England, and someone is slipping into homes through back doors and open windows in the village of Heathcote. What’s more, the perpetrator knows everything about everyone - leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them.

When beloved Anna goes missing, the whole community fears she’s been kidnapped.

But as the villagers search for Anna, it’s their own darkest secrets they’re desperate to keep hidden…

Inspired by real events, and with a brilliant cast of characters, is a beautiful debut novel you’ll want to recommend to everyone.

The BAMB Readers Awards, now in their second year, are the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the only major awards voted for by booklovers.

Harriet Cummings is a freelance writer with a background in history of art and gender studies. As a script writer, she has had work performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as independent venues around London. While studying at Faber Academy, Harriet threw herself into her first novel and hasn’t looked back since. She lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and springer spaniel.

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