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Bethan Roberts
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Bethan Roberts

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Bethan Roberts was born in Oxford and grew up in nearby Abingdon. Her first novel The Pools won a Jerwood/Arvon Young Writers' Award. Her second novel The Good Plain Cook, published in 2008, was serialized on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime and was chosen as one of Time Out's books of the year. Her third novel, My Policeman, was picked as the 'City Reads' book for Brighton. Her most recent novel is Mother Island, winner of a Jerwood/Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Bethan lives in Brighton with her family.


Books by Bethan Roberts

My Policeman

An exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.

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A new novel from Bethan Roberts - a brilliant recreation of the early life of Elvis Presley, the making of 'the King', and a heartbreaking portrait of the very intense love between him and his mother, Gladys

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Mother Island

This is the story of two women, Nula and Maggie, joined by old family history and love for the same little boy.

Winner of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015.

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