Sangu Mandanna: The Lost Girl

Sangu was four years old when she was chased by an elephant on her father’s coffee plantation and wrote her first story about it and promptly decided that this was what she wanted to do with her life. Seventeen years later, she read Frankenstein, the inspiration for The Lost Girl. 

The places she has lived in usually show up in her books: she grew up in Bangalore, moved to England at nineteen to go to Lancaster University, then decided to stay in the UK with her then-fiance-now-husband, whom she met in her second year. Sangu still lives in England with her husband and son.

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The Lost Girl

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready. But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known – the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love – to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive…


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