The Divines

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by Ellie Eaton

Set in the final days before a shocking tragedy forces an elite boarding school to shut its doors for good, Ellie Eaton’s The Divines is a razor-sharp debut that asks the question: were you really as good as you remember?

‘A cool, chilling and elegant novel’ Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
‘Perfectly twisted . . . Impossible to put down’ Refinery29

‘Captivating’ Vulture

‘An explosive debut’ Stylist

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The Divines

I am Divine.
My mother was Divine and her mother before that, which isn’t uncommon.
Although that was at a time when being Divine meant something . . .

The girls of elite English boarding school, St. John the Divine, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cutting in the way that only teenage girls can be. But for Josephine, now in her thirties, her time at St. John feels like a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shut its doors in disgrace . . .

But an impromptu visit reawakens blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the ugly secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self.

With the emotional power of My Dark Vanessa and the reflective haze of The GirlsThe Divines is a compulsive debut exploring the intoxicating, destructive relationships between teenage girls.

About the Author

Ellie Eaton is a freelance writer, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Observer and Time Out.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15.4 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm

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