Congratulations to Victoria Scott on a double publication day. The paperback of her incredible debut novel Patience is out from Head of Zeus today, along with the hardback of second novel Grace, both of which deal with difficult family situations with wit, nuance and warmth.
Based on Victoria’s family experiences, Patience tells the story of the Willow family, and Patience in particular, who has Rett Syndrome. As she is unable to communicate, the Willow family have to decide whether to enter her into an experimental gene therapy trial which could change her life.
Also inspired by a true story, Grace shines a light on the foster-to-adopt scheme, as both the biological and foster mother are desperate to keep custody of one very loved baby.
Praise for Victoria Scott:
‘A wonderful, smart and funny book’ Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us
‘Warm and honest, yet heartbreaking all at the same time. I adored every minute of it’ Clare Swatman
‘Inspired by truth, Patience and her family come alive on the pages. I felt every single emotion with them’ Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man
‘An eye-opening and heartwarming tale’ Woman’s Own
‘I adored it’ Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us