The Queen of Bloody Everything

Joanna Nadin

2018 Nominee

Big Books Awards: Must-Reads Award

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08 February 2018
756 pages

Joanna Nadin's first novel for adults, The Queen of Bloody Everything, is about mothers, daughters and how we can make many choices in life but can't choose where we come from.

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the fourteenth floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter Dido tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything.

That was the day Dido – aged exactly six years and twenty-seven days old – met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

The day Dido fell in love with a family completely different from her own.

Because the Trevelyans were exactly the kind of family Dido dreamed of.

They were normal.

Heartfelt . . . A wonderful example of Spangles Lit

Daily Mail

I bloody adored this perceptive, funny, unflinching novel about growing up, love, sex, mothers and everything

Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You

You’re in for a treat with this one

Red Magazine