Siân Busby

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Siân Busby was an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker. She published four books, including The Cruel Mother, a memoir of her great-grandmother which won the MIND Book Award in 2004; and a novel, McNaughten, which was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her last novel, A Commonplace Killing is out now. She was married to the BBC Business editor, Robert Peston, and had two sons. She died in September 2012 after a long illness and is much missed.

“A brilliant writer”
Lorraine Kelly
“A writer with a rare and singular dedication to authenticity. ”
The Times
“A writer of rare subtlety”
Mail on Sunday

Books by Siân Busby

<a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/mcnaughten"><strong>McNaughten</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/mcnaughten" class="plain-link">The winter of 1843 is one of bitter strife for England. The nation is on the brink of ruin and revolution, the government struggling to stand firm against the rising chaos.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/mcnaughten"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-cruel-mother"><strong>The Cruel Mother</strong><br />A family ghost laid to rest</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-cruel-mother" class="plain-link">Siân Busby was an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker. She published four books, including The Cruel Mother, a memoir of her great-grandmother which won the MIND Book Award in 2004; and a novel, McNaughten, which was published to critical [...]</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-cruel-mother"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-common-place-killing"><strong>A Commonplace Killing</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-common-place-killing" class="plain-link">Siân Busby was an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker. She published four books, including The Cruel Mother, a memoir of her great-grandmother which won the MIND Book Award in 2004; and a novel, McNaughten, which was published to critical [...]</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-common-place-killing"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-commonplace-killing"><strong>A Commonplace Killing</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-commonplace-killing" class="plain-link">Siân Busby was an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker. She published four books, including The Cruel Mother, a memoir of her great-grandmother which won the MIND Book Award in 2004; and a novel, McNaughten, which was published to critical [...]</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/a-commonplace-killing"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>