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  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241492994
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Prized Women




On his deathbed in 1920s Toronto, a wealthy man decides to make some trouble . . . An astonishing new novel based on one of history's most shocking untold stories, from the author of The Metal Heart

Lily di Marco and Mae Thebault were once friends. They lived under the same roof and cared for each other's children - they were inseparable.

But the Great Depression changed everything, and both women were forced to make impossible decisions to save themselves from ruin

Ten years later, Lily and Mae couldn't be further apart. And as The Great Stork Derby, the sensational baby making contest with money as the prize, makes headlines around the world the women must face up to their part in it, and the consequences . . .

  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241492994
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

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Caroline's beautiful writing transported me entirely to another time and land

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Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative - this is a gorgeously written story about the scars we carry with us, and how they can be overcome

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Exquisitely researched, beautifully told

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