Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars at Tring Bookshop

Living Magazines Stacey Halls

Sunday Times bestselling author Stacey Halls will be at Tring Bookshop on 8 February to celebrate the release of her new novel The Foundling.

Stacey’s debut The Familiars came out in 2019 and was the biggest selling hardback debut novel of the year, a Waterstones paperback of the year and a Richard & Judy pick.

She grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, the daughter of market traders. Stacey studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and moved to London aged 21. She was media editor at The Bookseller and books editor at, and has also worked as a journalist for Psychologies, the Independent and Fabulous magazine. Bought in a nine-way auction, The Familiars was received with much praise from both readers and reviewers and has been optioned for a television series.

Her second novel The Foundling has been deemed ‘one to watch in 2020’ by both Cosmopolitan and BBC. The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood with beautiful, atmospheric writing.

Stacey speaks movingly about being inspired to write The Foundling by the heart-breaking tokens in the museum, being drawn to write about ordinary, everyday women rather than king or queens or famous people.

You can read more about The Foundling and its author here.