UK & Commonwealth rights to Caroline Bishop’s The Other Daughter have been snapped up by Simon & Schuster in a pre-empt.

Set for release in summer 2020 as a paperback original, Caroline’s debut sold to editor Rebecca Farrell, who was thrilled at the deal: ““We all fell in love with the characters whom Caroline has created, the richly explored historical context, and the ideas set forth about motherhood that are as relevant today as they were over four decades ago. This is a novel that urges you to consider how different your life would have been had you been born in another place or at another time, and whether there is a ‘right’ way to be a woman.”

The Other Daughter has a dual narrative that brilliantly explores the themes of motherhood and feminism, identity and belonging…

It follows the lives of two women: one a young journalist in the 1970s, reporting on the Swiss women’s rights movement from a male-dominated Fleet Street newsroom, who discovers that she is pregnant.

The other who is on a desperate search, in present- day London, to learn the truth about the time that her mother spent in Switzerland and to unravel the mystery surrounding her own birth.

Caroline said: “I’m delighted to have found a wonderful home for The Other Daughter at Simon & Schuster UK. It’s been amazing to hear such enthusiasm for my story, first from my agent Hayley and now from Rebecca and the team at S&S, and I’m so excited to work with them all in the run-up to publication.

Caroline Bishop is a British journalist. Caroline turned freelance in 2012 and a year later moved to Switzerland, where her writing veered towards travel and she has contributed to publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph and BBC Travel, writing mainly about Switzerland, and co-wrote the 2019 edition of the DK Eyewitness Guide to Switzerland. For two years Caroline was editor of, an English-language Swiss news site, and it was during this time that she became fascinated with aspects of Swiss history and culture, particularly the evolution of women’s rights.