Already a Sunday Times bestselling author with her first novel, A Map of the Damage confirms Sophia Tobin as a rising star. Stunning historical fiction for fans of Tracy Chevalier.
Both of our love affairs began with violence. Charlotte’s with a carriage accident; mine, with a bomb.
A Map of the Damage is a story of two love triangles, separated by a century, and of two women embattled by notions of class, passion and femininity: Livy, a young woman living through the Blitz, and Charlotte, a wealthy married woman of the 1840s.
Praise for The Vanishing
‘Undeniably page-turning’ Mail on Sunday
'Think Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, but ten times darker, and you have The Vanishing … as dark and eerie and gothic as the Yorkshire Moors it is set on. One to curl up by the fire with on a windy night’ Stylist
‘Vivid, absorbing and wonderfully gothic, with shades of Sarah Waters and Emily and Charlotte Brontë’ Kate Riordan
‘Brilliantly Brontë-esque. Perfect reading for a stormy night’ Anna Mazzola
‘A vivid sense of the period … which stays with the reader long after the final page’ the i
‘The plotting is skilful, with a network of lies being woven so that no one, characters or readers, can be sure of the truth’ Daily Express
‘Atmosphere aplenty and some real surprises’ Daily Mail
‘Echoes Wuthering Heights with its setting and sense of intrigue’ Red
‘An atmospheric tale of betrayal and revenge’ woman&home
Sophia Tobin was raised in Kent. She has studied History and History of Art, and worked for a Bond Street antique dealer for six years, specialising in silver and jewellery. She currently works in a library and archive. Inspired by her research into a real eighteenth-century silversmith, Tobin began to write The Silversmith’s Wife, which was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize. It was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. Her second novel, The Widow’s Confession, was published in 2015, and her third, The Vanishing, in 2017. Tobin lives in London with her husband.
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