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Head of Zeus
Patience
Patience: an emotional and uplifting new book club read for 2022 by Victoria Scott

Booksellers Association Book of the Month and LoveReading Debut of the Month

A new high-risk treatment gives you the chance to cure your child's disease. Do you take it?

The Willows have been through a lot. Louise has devoted her life to caring for her disabled youngest daughter. Pete works abroad, almost never seeing his loved ones. And their eldest, Eliza, is burdened by all the secrets she's trying to keep from her overloaded family.

Meanwhile, Patience observes the world while trapped in her own body. She laughs, she cries, she has opinions and knows what she wants. But those who love her most – and make every decision about her life – will never know.

Or will they? When the Willows are offered the opportunity for Patience to take part in a new gene therapy trial to cure her Rett syndrome, they face an impossible dilemma. Are the very real risks worth the chance of the reward, no matter how small?

Praise for Victoria Scott:
'A wonderful, smart and funny book' Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us
'Warm and honest, yet heartbreaking all at the same time. I adored every minute of it' Clare Swatman
'Inspired by truth, Patience and her family come alive on the pages. I felt every single emotion with them' Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man
'An eye-opening and heartwarming tale' Woman's Own
'I adored it' Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us
'A poignant page-turner' LoveReading

Head of Zeus * Fiction
05 Aug 2021 * 432pp * £6.99 * 9781800240919
REVIEWS
'A thought-provoking, compelling and entertaining read. I could barely put the book down until its equally heart-wrenching and heart-warming ending. A wonderful, smart and funny book – I know readers will absolutely love it'
Louise Fein, bestselling author of People Like Us
'An eye-opening and heartwarming tale'
Woman's Own
'Inspired by truth, Patience and her family come alive on the pages. I felt every single emotion with them'
Alice Peterson, author of Monday to Friday Man
'An extraordinary novel about love and hope and family and what happens in the space between the words. I adored it'
Kirsten Hesketh, author of Another Us
An eye-opening, sincere and beautiful debut... A really special novel that I suspect will have a tangible effect on readers'
NB Magazine
'Absorbing, poignant story of a family's emotional rollercoaster in the aftermath of participating in a risky medical trial'
LoveReading
'Love, hope, family, all wrapped up in Patience by Victoria Scott'
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Author
Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott has been a journalist for almost two decades, working for a wide variety of outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time Out, Doha News and the Telegraph, and she is also a Faber Academy graduate. She lives near London with her husband and two children, and works as a freelance journalist, media trainer and journalism tutor. Patience is her first novel.
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