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At the Stroke of Nine O'Clock

At the Stroke of Nine O'Clock

by Jane Davis
At the Stroke of Nine O'Clock

At the Stroke of Nine O'Clock

by Jane Davis


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London 1949. The lives of three very different women are about to collide.

'You don't read a Jane Davis novel - you inhabit it. This is no exception.' Clare Flynn, author of The Pearl of Penang.

Like most working-class daughters, Caroline Wilby is expected to help support her family. Alone in a strange city, she must grab any opportunity that comes her way. Even if that means putting herself in danger.

Star of the silver screen, Ursula Delancy, has just been abandoned by the man she left her husband for. Already hounded by the press, it won't be long before she's making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Patrice Hawtree was once the most photographed debutante of her generation. Now childless and trapped in a loveless marriage, her plans to secure the future of her ancient family home are about to be jeopardised by her husband's gambling addiction.

Each believes she has already lost in life, not knowing how far she still has to fall.

Six years later, one cause will reunite them: when a young woman commits a crime of passion and is condemned to hang, remaining silent isn't an option.

"Why do I feel an affinity with Ruth Ellis? I know how certain facts can be presented in such a way that there is no way to defend yourself. Not without hurting those you love."

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ISBN-13: 9781838034801
Publisher: Jane Davis
Publication date: 08/28/2020
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Hailed by The Bookseller as 'One to Watch', Jane Davis writes thought-provoking novels, which straddle contemporary, historical, literary and women's fiction genres, have earned her comparisons to authors such as Kate Atkinson, Maggie O'Farrell and Jodi Picoult.

Jane spent her twenties and the first half of her thirties chasing promotions in the business world, but when she achieved what she'd set out to do, she discovered that it wasn't what she wanted after all. It was then that she turned to writing. After her first novel, Half-Truths and White Lies, won an award which was established with the aim of finding 'the next Joanne Harris', it took Jane a little while to work out that all she really wanted to be was a slightly shinier version of herself. An Unknown Woman, was Writing Magazine's Self-Published Book of the Year 2016. Most recently, Smash all the Windows was the winner of the Selfies (best independently-published work of fiction) Award 2019.

Jane lives in Carshalton, Surrey, in what she describes as 'a totally impractical money-pit of a house', with her Formula 1 obsessed, beer-brewing partner, who would be considerably happier if she hadn't turned the dining room table into a writing desk.

When she isn't writing, you may spot Jane disappearing up the side of a mountain in the Lake District with a camera in hand.

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