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Head of Zeus
The Girl Who Dared to Dream
The Girl Who Dared to Dream by Diney Costeloe

The captivating new novel from Diney Costeloe, bestselling author of The Throwaway Children and The Girl With No Name.

London, 1912. It is only two years until the First World War and the conflict which will change the role of women forever. But for now, young Mabel Oakley is caught between her own dreams of becoming a teacher and what is conventionally expected of a girl from her class and background.

At first things look bright: Mabel's own teacher advises that she should definitely go to secondary school, instead of leaving at fourteen to get a job. Her parents are doubtful to start with, but increasingly sympathetic. Her father pulls in a good wage as a solicitor's clerk.

But then a family tragedy strikes, and it looks as though Mabel will have no choice but to give up on her dreams and go into the dreaded domestic service as a lady's maid. If only, she thinks, if only there were some way out...

Praise for Diney Costeloe:
'Truly captivating' Woman & Home
'A treat from the very first page. I could not put it down!' Historical Novel Society
'Historical fiction heaven... Anyone who feels that women's hist fict is a simplified genre sub-set would definitely need a rethink after this' The Bookbag

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Historical Fiction
13 Oct 2022 * 400pp * £7.99 * 9781801109789
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PRAISE FOR DINEY COSTELOE:

'Truly captivating'Woman & Home on The French Wife.

'A treat from the very first page. I could not put it down!' Historical Novel Society on The Sisters of St Croix.

'Wonderful characters, with storytelling that pulls you from page to page, this lovely novel about a girl's search to fulfil her dreams is set in the City of London just before the First World War' Rosie de Courcy, publisher.

'Historical fiction heaven... Anyone who feels that women's hist fict is a simplified genre sub-set would definitely need a rethink after this'
 Bookbag on The Children of the Siege
Author
Diney Costeloe
Diney Costeloe
Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. Find Diney online at dineycosteloe.co.uk, or on Twitter @Dineycost
ALSO BY Diney Costeloe
Her Missing Husband: A Short Story
The Diney Costeloe Collection
The Throwaway Children
The New Neighbours
The Sisters of St Croix
The Runaway Family
The Nurses of St Croix
The Girl With No Name
The Married Girls
The Runaway Family
Miss Mary's Daughter
Children of the Siege
The Nurses of St Croix
The Nurses of St Croix
The Sisters of St Croix
The Sisters of St Croix
The French Wife
The Lost Girl in Paris
The Stolen Baby
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