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LESLEY LOKKO

Picture credit: Debra Hurford-Brown

Picture credit: Debra Hurford-Brown

 

Bestselling novelist Lesley Lokko has done an awful lot of moving around. Born to a Scottish artist and a Ghanaian surgeon, she spent the first eighteen years of her life trotting back and forth between Africa and the UK. After some dead-end jobs – kibbutz worker, cocktail waitress - she decided to knuckle down and trained as an architect, gaining her PhD in 2007.

Lesley is now the Dean of Architecture at CUNY, NYC, USA and juggles two successful careers as an academic and novelist.


LESLEY’S BOOKS

Amiche Sorelle, Mondadori, 2019; The Last Debutante, Orion, 2016; In Love and War, Orion, 2014; Little White Lies, Orion, 2013; An Absolute Deception, Orion, 2012; A Private Affair, Orion, 2011; One Secret Summer, Orion, 2010; Rich Girl, Poor Girl, Orion 2009; Bitter Chocolate, Orion, 2008; Saffron Skies, Orion, 2005; Sundowners, Orion, 2004.

 
 

REVIEWERS

"Hugely enjoyable."

Sunday Express

"Deep, engrossing and glamorous."

Essentials

“A glam-packed thrilling read.”

Grazia


Latest Book

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THE WRITER WHO MOST INSPIRED LESLEY

Nadine Gordimer


HOW LESLEY BECAME KATE’S CLIENT

We met at a restaurant in Covent Garden and signed on the spot!


KATE ABOUT LESLEY

Lesley is a hugely gifted and versatile storyteller, who also speaks several languages and is very knowledgeable about art, architecture and the cultures of world. Her thirst for travel, and her intelligence and wicked sense of humour, all inform her brilliant novels.