Praise for THE WORDS IN MY HAND *shortlisted for the 2016 Costa First Novel Award*
Excellent . . . Glasfurd has created an entirely unsentimental love story, with a memorable and engaging heroine. She takes the narrowness of Helena's life and her kicks against its confines, and spins them into an original tale
A striking debut . . . Her portrait of love across barriers of class, and of Helena's yearning for education, is a touching one
An accomplished first novel . . . She brilliantly dissects the complex frustrations of a woman in love with a man consumed by intellectual obsessions. There is much to move us here
Gloriously readable . . . It feels as though Guinevere Glasfurd has seen into the heart and soul of Helena, as though this really could be her story . . . A truly lovely and captivating debut
Praise for THE YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER *Shortlisted for the HWA Gold Crown Award 2020* *Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2021*
Rich in voice, beautifully told, and with a chilling sting in its tail
Superb . . . a stay-up-all-night page-turner . . . a beautifully written, angry, unflinching and unforgettable novel
Glasfurd is a strikingly sharp and subtle writer . . . She has the rare ability to conjure characters vividly in a few deft strokes and the gift, rarer still, of making us care deeply about them
Another superb saga, rich in both historical detail and human interest
*Praise for PRIVILEGE*
'Set in eighteenth century France, Privilege takes us into the vividly dramatic world of Delphine, self-taught and rebellious, who is effectively orphaned by her father's arrest. In Paris she meets Chancery, a naive Scottish printer's apprentice who is miles out of his depth in this country where freedom of the press - for both readers and writers - is literally a burning issue. Feminism and censorship are just two of the themes that make this novel very timely in 2022. Tightly plotted and hugely readable.
Marvellous . . . fans of immersive historical fiction, the 18th century, all things French and a dash of peril, this one's for you.
Glasfurd deftly, elegantly captures this volatile world of impoverished attic rooms and gilded literary salons
This fine novel is a strong reminder of the sovereign importance of the freedom to seek out the truth, wherever we can find it and, without fear of reprisal, to have it published.