• Sapere
  • Published: 18th September 2019
  • Agent: James Wills

Fair Exchange

Lynne Reid Banks

Sometimes strangers with little in common can forge a friendship as deep as their difference…

London and Dorset, 1989

Judy Priestman is a hardworking single mother who lives for her political causes and the comradery of her fellow anti-apartheid picketers.

Harriet Marshall is a lonely countryside homemaker trapped in a failing marriage, who seeks comfort in her Catholic faith.

Both women are haunted by traumatic secrets from the past.

And a chance meeting changes their lives forever.

It is the start of an unconventional friendship, a friendship that forces both women to question their beliefs — and ultimately seek the life the other has…

Fair Exchange is a story of hope, redemption and the comfort of female friendship, set in England during the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

“displays a wonderful comic touch… we should have more of her”
Daily Telegraph
“Lynne Reid Banks has that rare gift of evoking a scene or situation in little more than a line”
The Times
“A beautifully crafted novel”
Birmingham Post
“lively… cleverly plotted and extremely readable…”
Mail on Sunday
“a strangely romantic story…”
Good Housekeeping
“This is an enchanting novel of an unlikely friendship.”
New Insight