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Alex Hyde

Alex Hyde is a lecturer at University College London. Violets, her first novel, is a fictional reimagining of her father's story, drawing on family mythology and his personal archives. She lives with her family in South London.

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I loved this moving, graceful novel, which writes through the years with a rare deftness of touch. Violets has a compelling, quiet power all the way to its exquisitely affecting end

Megan Hunter, author of The Harpy