Lissa’s previous novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and made into 2017 Britflick sensation Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy. Her last novel, Crooked Heart, was longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Fiction. Old Baggage tells the story of Matilda Simpkin, a militant suffragette who, having changed the world a decade before, is looking for a new plan.


Alys Tomlinson