Philippa East

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Philippa East grew up in Scotland before moving to Oxford and then London to train as a Clinical Psychologist. A few years ago, she left the NHS and go part-time and dedicate more hours to writing. The result was her debut LITTLE WHITE LIES, which was longlisted for The Guardian's Not The Booker Prize and shortlisted for the CWA "New Blood" Award 2020.

Philippa’s next book SAFE AND SOUND is another twisty and compelling tale, out February 2021 and available to pre-order now.

Philippa lives in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside with her husband and cat. She loves reading (of course!) and long country walks, and she also performs in a local folk duo called The Miracle Cure. Alongside her writing, Philippa continues to work as a psychologist
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Little White Lies

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Safe and Sound

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Love Orange by Natasha Randall
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I absolutely loved this book! I was laughing throughout at Randall's deft touches of humour, and fascinated by the complexities of each character. The writing is so mature and accomplished, and Randall's exploration of character, family and modern li ...more
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This is such a brave and sensitive book, tackling a most painful subject with thoughtfulness, compassion and hope. Well-researched and elegantly written. An incredible story which resonates deeply with our current times.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens
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I loved reading This Time Next Year, with two unlikely friends that’s has one extraordinary love story.

Minnie is out with her boyfriend Greg, celebrating the New Year with sparkling fireworks, but a" Read more of this review »
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I found this book to be delightful and was engaged throughout my reading. I loved how Minnie and Quinn came to be part of each other's lives (the story of their " Read more of this review »
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This book surprised me, I was not expecting to like it this much. I did tho, I loved it in fact. Usually while reading about missed chances, with characters that cannot acknowledge" Read more of this review »
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The Silent Daughter by Emma Christie
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I found this book a real page-turner, confidently written and well paced. I didn't guess how the plot would turn out and I feel this book takes the 'thriller' into important new territory. Accomplished, original and gripping.
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Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
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