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The women behind the books

The women behind the books

By Claudia Besant |

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March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. As an independent publishing agency, whitefox has worked with a number of incredible women to help tell their stories – whether this be in the form of fiction or a memoir. Here are some of their books, and the stories that inspired them.

A life of multiple labels, with Liz Amos

All the Truths Between Us by Liz Amos is publishing on 25 May. Find out more here.

Liz Amos is Black British of Jamaican heritage and writes stories about people who carry multiple labels. A former lawyer, she lives with her family on the south coast of England. Her debut novel All the Truths Between Us was written over a seven-year period spanning three jobs, two pregnancies and a pandemic, and was longlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2022.

All the Truths Between Us is a new adult novel that celebrates the forces that shape us – belief and love, conflict and grief, creativity and nature – and adapting when life has other plans. It also highlights the work of women artists such as Saloua Raouda Choucair, Jenny Saville and Lee Krasner.

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The many sides of ‘Mad Lizzie’, with Lizzie Webb

Mad About the Boys: Fame, fitness and teaching London’s toughest kids by Lizzie Webb is publishing on 4 May 2023. Pre-order your copy here.

National treasure Lizzie Webb was the resident fitness guru on ITV’s TV-am for a decade, presenting daily follow along exercise routines, often with celebrity guests. Before her rise to fame, Lizzie worked as a drama and dance teacher and helped transform the lives of vulnerable children, juvenile offenders and former prisoners.

Mad About the Boys is so much more than a memoir – Lizzie has spent a lifetime helping others through her teaching career and subsequent charity work. Nostalgic, heartfelt and funny, with photographs, anecdotes and ephemera featuring Take That, Simon Cowell, Princess Diana and more, Lizzie reveals the fascinating two sides to her extraordinary, inspiring life.

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Embracing identity, with Monique Charlesworth

Mother Country by Monique Charlesworth published on 4 March. Order a copy here.

Monique is a successful author and screenwriter; a graduate of the National Film and Television School, she has written television dramas for the BBC. She is the author of four novels, including the highly acclaimed The Children’s War, which was partly a fictionalised story of her mother’s escape from Germany during the War.

Now, Monique unravels the fascinating true story of her mother’s past in her fascinating memoir Mother Country. Compelling, frank, and witty, this memoir is part detective story, part daughterly fury. Drawn to embrace the identity her mother could not bear, Monique has dug deep into her mother Inge’s story, unveiling tragedy, passion, heartbreak and, finally, the truth.

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