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Charlotte Betts for The Apothecary's Daughter (Piatkus)
Katie Fforde said in her adjudication:
Charlotte Betts: The Apothecary’s Daughter (Piatkus) This is a terrific,
involving historical novel set against the very real drama of the Plague
Year and the Great Fire. Well-researched and beautifully written, it tells
of one young woman's struggle against the constraints of her time and
gender, interwoven with betrayal, tragedy and loss, to find a measure of
personal and professional identity and ultimate happiness.
Congratulations to Charlotte and also to everyone else on the shortlist:
Kate Jackson Second Chance (DC Thompson)
Molly Hopkins It Happened In Paris (Little, Brown)
Sally Clements Catch Me A Catch (Wild Rose Press)
Paula Williams A Place of Healing (My Weekly Pocket Novel)