My début novel, Little Monsters, capturing the emotions of a damaged teenage girl in post WW2 England and of the woman she becomes, was published by Picador in March 2008. Good Housekeeping selected it as one of its Seven Great Reads for April, calling it a ‘haunting novel’, while for John Harding, of the Daily Mail, it’s ‘beautifully written and crafted, and more compelling than many thrillers.’
Both Any Human Face and Little Monsters form part of a sequence of novels set, for the most part, in modern Italy and dealing, among other things, with the uses, and misuses, of power.
In 2004, my novel A Winter’s Child was shortlisted for the Lichfield Prize. Beryl Bainbridge, one of the judges, commented: “Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer, one deserving of encouragement and recognition.”