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  1. Petite Mort



    ‘There’s a touch of Angela Carter about Beatrice Hitchman’s beguiling debut…complex and cerebral, Petite Mort is softened by beautifully drawn characters, lightly drizzled period detail and an abiding suspicion that love and cinema might be part of the same illusion…’

    The Guardian


    “An impressive and enjoyable debut: nimble, deft, and wrapped luxuriously in the velveteen glamour of the movies”

    Financial Times


    “A dazzling tour de force…by turns sensitive and coarse, gentle and brutal, beguiling and horrifying”

    – Polari Magazine



    “Hitchman’s confident debut is a story about relationships and the risks we take to get what we want. Universal themes, beautifully explored.”

    – DIVA Book of the Month, March 2013


    “An unputdownable debut”

    For Books Sake review, March 2013

    “An elegantly written, richly satisfying novel…a photographic appreciation for the texture of light.”

    Silent London, March 2013


    “Began reading Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman for work, became for absolute pleasure within two pages #lovemyjob” – Lucy Mangan

    “As memorable as a well made, beautiful film. Petite Mort is a pleasure.” – Naomi, Waterstones Bookseller review