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M L Stedman


M. L. (Margot) Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : The Light Between Oceans

M L Stedman recommends
The Railwayman's Wife (2014)
Ashley Hay
"The Railwayman s Wife is a fine evocation of place and time - a vivid love letter to a particular corner of post-war Australia. Ashley Hay writes with subtle insight about grief and loss and the heart's voyage through and beyond them. It's a lovely, absorbing, and uplifting read."
The Secret of Raven Point (2014)
Jennifer Vanderbes
"A meditation on the power of steadfast love in all its forms... A great read."
Himself (2016)
Jess Kidd
"A hugely enjoyable read. I can't wait for more from Jess Kidd."
We Shall Not All Sleep (2017)
Estep Nagy
"An utterly compelling novel from a brilliant new voice."
Once Upon a River (2018)
Diane Setterfield
"Diane's masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing. It lures you into its depths and carries you along in its vividly evoked world."
Think of Me (2022)
Frances Liardet
"Now feels like the perfect moment for this book. A beautifully written story of lives devastated by war and loss, it's a love letter to life itself, about the power of kindness and patient resilience to make us whole again. Subtle and richly evoked, it's refreshingly authentic to its era, yet timeless in its profound understanding of love, grief and the slow blossoming of solace. It is so good to be reminded that the path from desolation to consolation has always been well-worn, lit by that most vital human instinct - hope."

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