Biography

Michèle Roberts

Michèle Roberts is the author of 12 highly acclaimed novels, including THE LOOKING GLASS and DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Half English and half French, Roberts lives in London and in the Mayenne, France. She is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and was recently made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government.

Michèle Roberts

Books by Michèle Roberts

by Michèle Roberts - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living, and used to be a Jew until it became too dangerous. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.