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Head of Zeus
The Women Who Wouldn't Leave by Victoria Scott

A gripping and uplifting new novel by the author of BA Book of the Month and LoveReading Debut of the Month Patience. When Connie moves back in with her mother in a small rural Gloucestershire village estate, she isn't planning to stay. But when the whole village are charged with a compulsory eviction notice, Connie knows she has to act. Together with her grumpy 80-year-old neighbour Matilda, she launches a campaign to fight the council. Can they save their home?

Praise for Grace:
'Beautiful... Heart-wrenching. A wonderful gem of a book.' Eve Ainsworth, author of Duckling
'Warm and real and heart-breaking all at the same time. I loved it.' Clare Swatman

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Fiction
03 Aug 2023 * 400pp * £20 * 9781804544730

'Inspired by truth, Patience and her family come alive on the pages. I felt every single emotion with them' Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man.

'An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it' Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us.

'An eye-opening, sincere and beautiful debut. A really special novel that I suspect will have a tangible effect on readers' NB Magazine.

'Absorbing, poignant story of a family's emotional rollercoaster in the aftermath of participating in a risky medical trial'
Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott has been a journalist for almost two decades, working for a wide variety of outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time Out, Doha News and the Telegraph, and she is also a Faber Academy graduate. She lives near London with her husband and two children, and works as a freelance journalist, media trainer and journalism tutor. Patience is her first novel.
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