"Stylish, witty, wonderfully moreish" -- A.D. Miller "The Innocents is an exuberant, sensitive, witty novel, elegantly written, partly a study of universal dramas of love, marriage and fear, partly a very modern, sassy London story, partly a Jewish novel. I found it irresistible" Simon Sebag Montefiore "A moving, funny, richly drawn story of a young man's attempts to find out who he wants to be when there are so many others who know best. Full of real pleasures and unexpected wisdom, this book sweeps you along" Esther Freud "A beautiful, bittersweet novel" -- Gin Phillips "Written with wisdom and deliciously subtle wit, in the tradition of Jane Austen and Nancy Mitford. Francesca Segal has a remarkable ability to bring characters vividly to life who are at once warm, funny, complex, and utterly recognizable. This is a wonderfully readable novel: elegant, accomplished and romantic" Andre Aciman
About the Author
The daughter of a novelist and an editor, Francesca Segal was born in London in 1980. Brought up in the UK and America, she studied at Oxford and Harvard universities before becoming a journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Observer, the Daily Telegraph, FT Magazine and the JC, amongst others. For three years she wrote the Debut Fiction Column in the Observer and she has been a Features Writer at Tatler.