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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Cardboard: A woman left for dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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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