Kirsten Hesketh’s debut novel, Another Us (Canelo) is a compassionate and funny story of the beautiful pain and joy of everyday family life, perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes. Emma and Daniel’s son has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome; horrified to discover that 80% of such marriages fall apart, Emma is determined to not let hers become a statistic.

Kirsten next novel is Wartime on Sanctuary Lane (Penguin, April 2024). The first in a new WW1 saga series being written under the pseudonym Kirsty Dougal it centres on 21 year old Ruby Archer and her efforts to open an animal clinic in the East End.

Kirsten also writes under the pseudonym Popper Cooper featuring the lives and loves of the Post Office Girls (Hodder) during WW1.

Kirsten is also a keen amateur archaeologist and loves to spend her weekends hacking through the mud on a local Roman dig. She is also a staunch supporter of Wycombe Wanderers - especially when they are winning!

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