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Lizzie Pook
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Lizzie Pook is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. Her assignments have taken her to some of the most remote parts of the planet, from the uninhabited east coast of Greenland in search of roaming polar bears, to the foothills of the Himalayas to track endangered snow leopards. She was inspired to write Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter, her debut novel, after spending time in north-western Australia researching the dangerous and fascinating pearl-diving industry. She lives in London.

Books by Lizzie Pook

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge

Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge is a mysterious, transporting tale about the unbreakable bond of sisterhood, from the author of the critically acclaimed Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter.

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Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter

An exquisite historical novel set in a mesmerising yet unforgiving land, where both profit and peril lie deep beneath the ocean’s surface… Named one of the best historical fiction books of the year in The Times (UK).

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Lizzie Pook reveals the real people behind her characters

Debut author Lizzie Pook talks about the years-long process of writing her novel and the real-life stories behind the characters.