Introduction

Annabel Abbs is a writer. Her first novel, The Joyce Girl, was published in 2016 to great acclaim and has sold across the world. It tells the fictionalised story of Lucia Joyce, forgotten daughter of James Joyce, and is currently being adapted for the stage. Her second novel, Frieda, was published in 2018 and is currently being translated into several languages. It tells the dramatic story of Frieda von Richthofen, the woman who inspired D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley, and later became his wife. Her first work of non-fiction, The Age-Well Project, will be published in 2019. It explores the latest science of longevity.