XX By Angela Chadwick

Angela Chadwick is a Hampshire-based English graduate and former journalist who has spent the last decade working in higher education communications.

Her debut novel XX was released by Dialogue Books in October 2018.

About XX

A Guardian Book of the Year 2018

One of the feminist novels of 2018 (Stylist)

A pacy dystopian thriller (Red Magazine)

Clever and fast paced (Good Housekeeping)

Topical, probing and quietly intense – XX is a phenomenal debut (Skinny)

Fantastic – completely topical, utterly believable, and that rare thing: an issue-driven book that feels like a story, not an issue (Julie Cohen)

This is really, really good! A commercial Handmaid’s Tale meets HumansTimely, current, controversial (Nina Potell, Prima)

Can’t recommend it enough . . . Exciting and a real breakthrough (Jessica Jarvli)


When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, they jump at the chance to make history.
Fear-mongering politicians and right-wing movements are quick to latch on to the controversies surrounding Ovum-to-Ovum (o-o) technology and stoke the fears of the public. What will happen to the numbers of little boys born? Is there a sinister conspiracy to eradicate men at play?
In this toxic political climate, Jules and Rosie try to hide their baby from scrutiny. But when the news of Rosie’s pregnancy is leaked to the media, their relationship is put under a microscope and they’re forced to question the loyalty of those closest to them, and battle against a tirade of hate that threatens to split them apart…

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