Lucy Lloyd's first novel is set in an imaginary Scotland which has recently voted to become independent.
Shortly after independence has been established, Russia lays claim to Rockall, a remote part of Scottish territory. As Russia attempts to manipulate the media, a Scottish radio producer fights back, getting herself noticed.
Against her best intentions, she falls in love with a Russian diplomat tasked with delivering Scotland into Moscow’s hands. As the country progresses to the brink of war, her love affair leads her to pit herself against a Russia heading towards winter and tests her belief in the man she loves.
Told from the point of view of a young woman in Russian Doll explores the conflicts that can arise when love and politics come into conflict.
Russian Doll is due for publication in May 2018.