Maggie Ritchie graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing MLitt programme in 2012 and was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize. Her first novel Paris Kiss was long-listed for the 2013 Mslexia Novel Competition and was runner-up for the 2012 Sceptre Prize.

A freelance journalist, Maggie writes for the national and Scottish press, including the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, the Guardian, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Herald, the Daily Record and the Sunday Mail. Maggie lives in Glasgow with her husband and their son, and is currently working on a second novel.

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Books by Maggie Ritchie

Paris Kiss
Saraband, February 2015

Maggie Ritchie - Paris Kiss

Bohemian Paris in the 1880s. Exotic, strange and exciting, especially to young English sculptor Jessie Lipscomb, who joins her friend Camille to become a protégée of the great Auguste Rodin. Jessie and Camille enjoy a passionate friendship and explore the demi-monde of the vibrant city, meeting artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and the boldly unconventional Rosa Bonheur. But when Rodin and Camille embark on a scandalous affair, Jessie is cast as their unwilling go-between and their friendship unravels. Years later she tracks her down to an insane asylum where Camille tells her an explosive secret. Can their friendship survive the betrayal?

Praise for Paris Kiss

 Flows from the page like a piece of art
Sunday Mirror

A touching tale of friendship, love and betrayal set against a colourful backdrop of the Paris art world
France Magazine

Jessie’s adventures as a woman artist in 1880s Paris completely captivated me. A wonderful story
Carmen Reid

A beautifully written evocation of the Parisian art scene of the late 1800s… It is a mesmerising canvas of love, friendship and betrayal
Laura Marney