Living with her affected mother and eccentric grandmother, Dot feels the void of growing up without her father, who left her at age two, while her fellow family members struggle with their own abandonment issues.
Araminta Hall has worked as a journalist since 1994 at some of Emap's biggest titles, including Bliss Magazine and New Woman. Since 2000 she has freelanced for a variety of magazines and national newspapers. She lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.
Praise for Dot: 'An emotionally compelling and deeply moving novel - I loved it' Daisy Goodwin 'Araminta Hall is an exceptionally talented writer... A thoroughly enjoyable read' Carol Birch, author of Jamrach's Menagerie 'This is a powerful tale about the negative effects of paternal irresponsibility, yet ultimately how string female friendships overthrow the damage done by it. Stunning' IMAGE MAGAZINE 'Mixing melancholic home truths with uniquely British humour. This is a deeply moving triumph' STAR MAGAZINE Praise for Everything and Nothing: 'An assured debut... I suspect that this will be the first of what promises to be a new genre: the nanny chiller' Daisy Goodwin SUNDAY TIMES 'Chilling and suspenseful' THE SUN's 'Best of 2011' book picks 'An unsettling, menacing read' GRAZIA, 2011 Reading List selection 'A suspenseful and emotive examination of a family in meltdown...a skilfully executed debut novel' WATERSTONES BOOK QUARTERLY 'A beautifully written, completely gripping novel that plays on the unsettling notion that sometimes the least safe place is your very own home' Emily Mortimer