A romantic hymn to the struggle of being independentIt is the compulsive quality of this writing that gives Louisa Youngs books such wide appeal. The Times Funny and scarywith a memorable David Lynch-style take on Shepherds Bushin writing honestly and unsentimentally, Young celebrates the unequivocal nature of parental love with verve and style. Julie Myerson, Mail on Sunday As well as being compelling and witty, Desiring Cairo is immensely touching, leaving haunting traces across the readers heart and mindMajestic. Big Issue
Louisa Young was born in London and read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. She lives in London with her daughter, with whom she co-wrote the best-selling Lionboy trilogy, and is the author of eleven previous books including the bestselling novel My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Wellcome Book Prize, a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, and the first ever winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year.