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Elizabeth Woodcraft


Elizabeth's first two crime novels were published by HarperCollins.


Her third novel, THE SATURDAY GIRLS, set in the 1960s, is published by Bonnier Zaffre.


It's 1964. England has shaken off its post-war gloom and the world is full of possibilities.

Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are aspiring mods: they have the music, the coffee bar and Ready Steady Go! on a Friday night.

Having landed their first jobs, Linda and Sandra look set. But the world is changing rapidly, and both girls have difficult choices to make. As Sandra blindly pursues a proposal, Linda finds herself drawn to causes she knows are worth fighting for.

But when Sandra's quest leads her to local bad boy Danny, she lands both her and Linda in more trouble than they bargained for.

'The Girls From Greenway'(Bonnier Zaffre 2019), also set in the 60s, is her next novel.

Angie Smith lives in Greenway, Chelmsford, with her elder sister Doreen, their struggling mother and their drunk, violent father. Bored of her job, and of her dull, ordinary boyfriend, Angie dreams of bigger and better things. 

But then she meets boutique-owner Gene Battini. He is older, handsome, charming - and married. She is completely swept off her feet. But little does she know that Doreen too is falling for Gene, and that their affair will have disastrous consequences.

As things at home go from bad to worse, Angie and Doreen must struggle to fight for what they want.

Can the girls from Greenway ever achieve their dreams?

Elizabeth Woodcraft: Beyond the Beehive

Elizabeth Woodcraft: Short Stories

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