Michelle Frances graduated from Bournemouth Film School in 1996 and then from the Masters programme at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, in 1998. Returning to London, she has worked for several years in film and TV as a script editor and producer for both the independent sector and the BBC. The Girlfriend is her first novel.
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Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend, on why the potentially fraught and competitive relationship between a mother and daughter-in-law is the perfect basis for a thriller.
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