Abi Oliver has spent much of her life in the Thames Valley. She studied at Oxford and London Universities, has worked for a charity, as a nurse, on Indian Railways and as a writer. She has also raised four children and lives in Purley-on-Thames.
Abi Oliver, author of A New Map of Love, on what literary pets, from Bill Sykes’s Bulls-Eye to Tintin's Snowy, bring to our favourite books.
It's time to clear some room on your shelves, here's the best new fiction books we think you'll want to read in 2017.