Lucy Atkins

Lucy Atkins is an award-winning author, Sunday Times book critic and journalist. Her new novel, MAGPIE LANE, is a literary thriller set in an Oxford College. Her other novels are The Night Visitor, The Other Child and The Missing One.

Lucy reviews books for The Sunday Times and has written for newspapers such as The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, the T.L.S, and many magazines. She has also written several non fiction books, including the Amazon #1 parenting bestseller, First-Time Parent (Collins, 2008). She is a tutor on the Creative Writing masters degree course at Oxford University.

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Books in order of publication:


  • The Missing One. 2014.
  • The Other Child. 2015.
  • The Night Visitor. 2017.
  • Magpie Lane. 2020.


  • Lucy Atkins. 2010. First-Time Parent: The honest guide to coping brilliantly and staying sane in your baby’s first year. HarperCollins.
  • Lucy Atkins and Frances Goodhart. 2011. The Cancer Survivor’s Companion: Practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer. 2011 Hachette UK.
  • Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins. 2013. How to Feel Better: Practical ways to recover well from illness and injury.
  • Lucy Atkins. 2009. “The Benefits of Web Workouts.” The Daily Telegraph. June 1, 2009.
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