Joanna Barnard is an English Literature graduate and works in marketing. In 2014 she won the inaugural Bath Novel Award. Her debut novel PRECOCIOUS is about a student-teacher relationship. When unhappily married Fiona meets Mr Morgan, her former English teacher, she is drawn into an affair with him. But what really happened between them when she was 14? And can her memories of the relationship really be trusted? Ebury (Random House) won the UK rights at auction, in a two-book deal. A Northerner currently exiled in the south of England, Joanna misses flat vowels, friendly bus drivers and chips and gravy.