Out on 25 April 2024


Sarah May

25 April 2024
432 pages


‘A Vanity Fair for the mass-media age’ - The Guardian

It’s peak 90s London. Scandal dominates the headlines, men dominate the board rooms and Becky Sharp will stop at nothing to reach the top at the Mercury newspaper.

Mingling with tabloid millionaires and trading favours with royalty, Becky lands scoop after scoop, ruthlessly carving a place for herself in a world determined to ignore her. These are the biggest stories of the decade, and Becky has something to do with every one of them.

But Becky may have more in common with the people she writes about than she thinks – what takes a lifetime to build takes only a moment to destroy . . .

A darkly entertaining and delicious read, Sarah May’s Becky charts the rise and fall of an unforgettable heroine.

Spiky, clever, funny’ Emma Stonex
‘A true page-turner’ – The Independent
‘Fabulous’ – Daily Mail

The luscious draw of the Nineties glitz, the scandal of the press, and the tangibly descriptive jeopardy throughout makes this a true page-turner.
Addictive reading, [Becky's] darkness provid[es] welcome relief in these over-bright times
A keenly observed portrait of elite society which skewers snobbery, sexism and celebrity culture . . . A page-turning blockbuster which pulls off its bold premise with panache.