Cardboard: A woman left for dead

Cardboard: A woman left for dead is a fictionalized account of one woman's life-threatening eating disorder and her eventual hard-won recovery.

Fiona Place has created Lucy, a narrator who is capable of taking the reader deep inside the puzzling experience known as anorexia nervosa. Acutely observed, a compelling and moving portrait it asks the big questions: Who am I? What do I want?

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About Fiona Place

Fiona Place has always been interested in women, language and identity. Her first novel Cardboard won the National Book Council Award for New Writers. Her second the co-authored self-help book When Eating is Everything was published by Doubleday. She has worked as a financial commentator for various fund managers and major newspapers focussing on making investment and economic concepts accessible to the general reader. Today she combines motherhood with her work as a writer and an advocate for children with intellectual disabilities. Her essays on motherhood and genetics appear in peer-reviewed journals.

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