Hello! I’m Faye, I’m the author of Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy, the winner of the 2020 Comedy Women in Print Award. I write stories about women in an honest and humorous way – the sorts of books you can read on a beach or on the train that make you smile.

I live in London with my family and enjoy laughter more than anything else, although writing, travel and theatre all come a close second.

Represented by Andlyn. All enquiries to davinia@andlyn.co.uk


WINNER of the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020


One middle aged housewife. One Russian arms dealer. One secret mission.

Vicky Turnbull has never regretted giving up her career for family life in the suburbs. And apart from being outstandingly good at paintball, no one would ever know that in a past life she was an undercover spy and has been trained to kill a man with her bare hands. Not even her husband, and certainly not the other mums at the school gate.

But beneath the school runs and bake sales, Vicky had never quite said goodbye to the past. So, when a newcomer on the PTA sets alarms bells ringing and the secret services comes calling, she’s determined to prove that despite her expanding waistline and love of sangria, she’s still every bit the cold-eyed special operative.

When the assignment gets uncomfortably close to home, Vicky must decide if she has got what the job takes after all, and if home is really where her heart is…

Published by Harper Collins 2 September 2021