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Montreuil-sur-Mer, 1815.


Life is hard for Fannie, working at the factory with only sweet memories of her 'gentleman' and daughter to sustain her. But when she is revealed as an unmarried mother and dismissed, she is forced to take greater and greater risks to earn money for her child.


What can she sell? Who can she trust? Has she any escape? A story of desperation, but also of love and the soaring power of hope.



A feminist reimagining of the story of Fantine, from Les Miserables




In this beautifully written novella, Rebecca F. John gives us Fannie’s story from a new perspective – Fannie’s own. The past is beautifully evoked by John’s writing, sometimes with disturbing, visceral intensity. This is a lyrical, heartbreaking retelling.

Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den

Phenomenal. Rebecca F. John is one of the best writers around. Exquisite writing, utterly immersive, gripping and heartfelt, I loved every moment within its pages. An extraordinary book by an extraordinary talent.

Liz Hyder, author of The Gifts

In this gorgeously written novella, our much-loved Fantine is gifted a voice, and the delicious opportunity to rewrite her story. Powerfully evoked, unflinchingly raw and yet ultimately hopeful, Fannie is a wonderful retelling.

Joanne Burn, author of The Hemlock Cure

I INHALED this gorgeous proof of Fannie by Rebecca F. John, who brings Les Mis’s Fantine vividly to life with silky-smooth prose and a brilliantly reimagined destiny that leaves your heart full. Utterly memorising.

Amanda Geard, author of The Midnight House


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