'Intricately beautiful and abruptly brutal ... I can't remember the last time a work of fiction aroused such sympathy
and indignant anger in me ... one of the most memorable and brilliant books I've read this year'
'Deeply engrossing ... a fine novel written with great skill and empathy' - A Life in Books
'Beautifully constructed ... emotionally engrossing ... a book to lose yourself in' - Annabel Gaskell, Shiny New Books
Reviews of Astral Travel
A series of four short videos in which Elizabeth talks about the connections Astral Travel has with some other novels
Hear Elizabeth read an extract from the'The Words He Said', her latest published story
in the Lonely Crowd,
and read a short piece on its composition.
Podcast: Charlie Place talks to Elizabeth about Used to Be and Astral Travel, as well as writing for radio.
Used to Be: Stories
What if you made a different choice or had another life?
'The stories in Used to Be are the work of a dazzling writer' - Nuala O'Connor, author of Miss Emily
'Baines reminds me of a scratch DJ, taking a conventional format and messing with it, expertly,
to give the audience a whole new experience.' - Bookmuse
'One of the finest short story writers in the country' - Neil Campbell
Reviews of Used to Be