Over the last few years, a trend has developed on the shelves of your local bookshop.
Aside from the non-stop "confessions" and "secrets" of call-girls and shopaholics, there has been an influx of books with titles describing their female protagonist as being the wife or the daughter of anyone from a shoemaker to an ambassador. It's a curious trend, as referring to a women as the daughter or the wife of someone else puts the emphasis on their husband or father, rather than the woman the title suggests the book is about. But, feminist annoyances aside, books about daughters and wives have become a literary trend, with some these even becoming international bestsellers.
Click on an image below to launch the gallery of the many books about the daughters and wives of everyone from time travelers to tigers!
The Kingmaker's Daughter
The Kingmaker's Daughter, Philippa Gregory.
The Trader's Wife
The Trader's Wife, Anna Jacobs
The Rock Star's Daughter
The Rock Star's Daughter, Caitlyn Duffy
The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht
The Innkeeper's Daughter
The Innkeeper's Daughter, Val Wood
The World's Wife
The World's Wife, Carol Ann Duffy
The Hangman's Daughter
The Hangman's Daughter, Oliver Pötzsch
The Governor's Wife
The Governor's Wife, Mark Gimenez
The Firework Maker's Daughter
The Firework Maker's Daughter, Philip Pullman
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
The Stationmaster's Daughter
The Stationmaster's Daughter, Maggie Craig
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife, Adriana Trigiani
The Ambassador's Daughter
The Ambassador's Daughter, Pam Jenoff
The Soldier's Wife
The Soldier's Wife, Joanna Trollope
The Glass Painter's Daughter
The Glass Painter's Daughter, Rachel Hore