By the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl, the evocative novel of hopeless love and careless betrayalBestselling author Rosie Thomas captivates readers once again with this sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal set against a historical backdrop spanning two world wars.Born within hours of each other, cousins Clio Hirsh and Grace Stretton were raised as sisters in the innocent days before the Great War. But jealousy and bitterness simmer beneath the surface of their friendship as Grace enchants all those who meet her, leaving shy and quiet Clio to fade to the background.Decades later, Clio recounts the story of her family to her biographer: her brother Jake’s wartime experiences and eventual medical career; Clio and Grace’s bohemian lifestyle in the world of literary London; younger brother Julius’ career as a concert violinist in pre-war Berlin.
But for herself, Clio remembers a different storyone of tragedy, heartbreak, and secrets. And above all, the truth about her mesmerizing cousin Grace.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Rosie Thomas is the author of numerous critically acclaimed, bestselling novels, and has twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Born in a small village in northern Wales, Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown. In the years since, she has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, and trekked in the footsteps of Shackleton on South Georgia Island.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Awesome book, story line & characters. Love Rosie Thomas, I can’t get enough... !! So very absorbing, I feel I’m a part of the story.
If you're a fan of Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles or Penny Vincenzi's No Angel/Something Dangerous/Into Temptation trilogy, you will love this! I'm only halfway through and am already sad that it will end.