When Alis s parents reveal that she has been chosen to marry a man of forty, she is distraught how can such an unnatural marriage be right? She abandons her life in the oppressive community where she has been brought up and flees to the city in search of freedom, only to find herself caught up in events beyond her control. Will Alis's decision to defy her parents have fatal consequences, not just for her, but for everyone who tries to help her, including the boy she loves?
Naomi Rich was awarded a BA in English Literature from Newnham College, Cambridge, and a PGCE from Manchester University. For many years, she taught English at St Paul's Girls' School in London. Alis is her first novel, although she has enjoyed writing from a young age. She is particularly interested in seventeenth century Puritanism, as well as nineteenth century novels and medicine.