The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell is a beautiful, life-affirming novel about bravery, hope and the wildness that lives in us all.
Katherine Rundell was born in 1987 and grew up in London, Southern Africa and Brussels. She graduated with a double first in English from St Catherine's College, Oxford, worked for a brief stint on the South Bank Show and in 2008 was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own, slightly feral, childhood there. She is currently writing a second novel alongside academic work on the letters of John Donne.