Jacqueline Yallop

Jacqueline Yallop read English at Oxford and did her PhD in nineteenth-century literature at the University of Sheffield. She has worked as the curator of the Ruskin Collection in Sheffield and is the author of the non-fiction work Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves and the novel Kissing Alice. She currently lives in France.



Jacqueline Yallop's haunting debut novel takes us back to the early half of the 20th century... Yallop has a beady eye for period detail and a wise understanding of psychology. Kissing Alice would be a great choice for book clubs, where readers could spend hours picking over the rights and wrongs of each sister's behaviour and analysing the effects of their traumatic childhood.
Daily Mail

There is something defiantly old-fashioned about Yallop's first novel... [Her] 1920s and 1930s have an authentically grainy feel... A very plausible portrait of messy sibling love.Adrian Turpin
Financial Times

A dark story of love, loss and family...[An] accomplished debut.
Books Quarterly