For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy on My Little Pain


“The best first novel I’ve read in years… it is amazing.” RODDY DOYLE

“Electrifying … A pocket epic’ THE GUARDIAN

“Magnificent, bold and compelling … The writing is sometimes raw, at other times very beautiful – and from a place of deep knowledge and love of the historical period.” ROSIE ANDREWS

“A novel of rare brightness and clarity, concise and yet capacious: it illuminates the meeting of two extraordinary women like a shaft of sunlight.” IMOGEN HERMES GOWAR


Taking the real-life medieval figures of Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich as a springboard for a compelling meditation on faith, femininity and the abuses of the church, For thy great pain have mercy on my little pain is a uniquely powerful reading experience.

This debut from Victoria MacKenzie is both epic and intimate; a short yet vivid novel about grief, trauma, revelation, and the hidden lives of women.

This book is in a hardbackback format and measures 21.6 x 13.5 x 2  cm.




  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.5 x 2  cm
  • Weight: 210 g
  • Author: Alaa Al Aswany
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages: 176
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781526647887