We are sorry to say that the publication of Femke by David Cameron has been pushed back to March 2023. Originally scheduled for November 17, we have made the difficult decision of delaying this to allow us the proper space to do the book justice. Femke is a special text, and we will spend the next five months of lead-in time providing it with the coverage it deserves. Thank you to everyone who has agreed to delay features, reviews, and of course to David Cameron himself for accommodating this. Mark your diaries for Spring 2023!
Turn-of-the-century Amsterdam. Femke walks its streets and parks with her loyal dog, Bibi. A daughter of the colonial Dutch, a magnetic personality prone to petit mal seizures and destructive relationships – a liar? This is her story.
After being drawn into the unsettling world of a British filmmaker and his wife, she meets and befriends the ageing Dutch poet, Michiel de Koning. Revelations about De Koning’s past work and involvement with poet-murderer Gerrit Achterberg soon lead Femke to try and track down his mysterious great love and inspiration, ‘M’. Could finding M restore the ailing poet to health? And what else might she discover in the process – about her past, her mother, herself?