Manda Scott

Manda Scott


Scottish born Manda Scott has been a veterinary surgeon, novelist, columnist and is now also a podcaster focused on the systemic change. Her novels have spanned genres from crime through historical to Thrutopian, and her eras have spanned from the Boudican insurrection through WWII to the future five minutes from now. She’s been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, an Edgar and the Saltire Award, and has won the McIlvanney Prize. She’s host of the Accidental Gods podcast and co-creator of the Thrutopia Masterclass. She lives with her wife on a smallholding in the borderlands of Wales. @mandascott

Praise for Manda Scott's previous book, A Treachery of Spies

‘This book opened up and swallowed me whole – the characters, the plot, the writing, everything. It’s the most exciting, involving thriller I’ve read in an age, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.’


‘As commanding as ever.’


‘This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated – but fiercely suspenseful – thriller.’


‘Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling verve reminiscent of Robert Harris.’