Kate Mascarenhas is a part-Irish, part-Seychellois midlander. Since 2017, Kate has been a chartered psychologist. Before that she worked as a copywriter, a dolls' house maker, and a bookbinder. She lives with her husband in a small terraced house which she is slowly filling with Sindy dolls. Her first novel, The Psychology of Time Travel was published in 2018 to wide acclaim. This is her second novel.
'There's a wonderful sense of magic and tradition, but the story as a whole has a very contemporary feel' Waterstones. 'A magical tale that blends very human people with a hidden world of enchantment' Woman & Home. 'I adored this beautifully crafted and thought-provoking magic realist novel ... Multi-faceted, challenging, and entirely captivating ... A truly lovely read' LoveReading. '[A] vividly imagined second novel' The i. 'Mascarenhas's lushly inventive second novel is an addictive fantasy with a smart feminist twist' iNews. 'Bringing magic realism to a contemporary Oxford setting in an atmospheric examination of gender inequality' Guardian.