She is the author of four novels: Love in Idleness
(2001); Daughters of Jerusalem
(2003), which won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times
Young Writer of the Year Award; When We Were Bad
(2007), shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction; and Almost English
(2013), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.