Sandstone Press

The Daughter of Lady Macbeth by Ajay Close

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910985427
Publication Date: 16/02/2017
Download Information Sheet

Formats Available:

Buy links

The Daughter of Lady Macbeth

Ajay Close

Freya and Frankie’s longing for a baby has put their marriage under strain. IVF is their last hope – but how do you bring a child into the world if you don’t know who you are? Freya’s mother Lilias (an actress on and off stage) will tell her nothing about her father, not even his name.

When Freya signs on at a fertility clinic, she discovers a new capacity for deception in herself, while Lilias is forced to confront the limits of pretence. As the lies and secrets unravel, it seems mother and daughter have more in common than either of them suspects. 

Ajay Close

Ajay Close portrait

Born in Sheffield, Ajay Close worked as a newspaper journalist, winning several awards, before becoming a full-time author and playwright. Her first novel, Official and Doubtful, was longlisted for...

Read more


‘Sensual, wise and raw, The Daughter of Lady Macbeth gets to the heart of what it means to be a mother, or wish you were.’
-Rosemary Goring

‘As befitting something which references one of Shakespeare's darkest female characters, The Daughter of Lady Macbeth has a shocking, violent and mysterious opening. Both timelines will keep you guessing.’
-Stylist Magazine

‘...has a raw, desperate quality which strikes at the very heart of human frailty. ’
-Undiscovered Scotland