Hannah Richell - The Peacock Summer - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409152248
    • Publication date:28 Jun 2018
  • Paperback
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409152231
    • Publication date:18 Apr 2019

The Peacock Summer

A gripping and heartwarming story of forbidden love, family and secrets

By Hannah Richell

  • Hardback
  • £16.99

A compelling story of secrets and lies from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year.

A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides

'Completely captivating' Kate Riordan

'Atmospheric and moving' Katherine Webb

Hidden deep in the dusty wing of an old manor house stands a locked room, forgotten by all - except one. Sixty years ago Lillian Oberon was mistress of Cloudesley, until one glittering summer, when a doomed love affair changed her life forever.

Now frail and muddled, Lillian is the sole guardian of Cloudesley, and of its dark secrets. Only when Maggie, her devoted granddaughter, returns to nurse her - and her own heartbreak - do the walls of the past begin to crumble, threatening to bring the tragic consequences of that summer to light...

Can Maggie unlock her family's tangled history, before all she holds dear is lost forever?

Reviews for The Peacock Summer

'A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read.' Good Housekeeping

'A heartwarming, compassionate story' PRIMA

'A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt...' Liz Fenwick

'A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present' REDONLINE

'Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours

'Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book!' Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said

Biographical Notes

Hannah is the author of international bestsellers Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year. The Peacock Summer is her third novel. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781409152217
  • Publication date: 28 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Orion
A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read. — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Even more beguiling than her previous books. Stuffed full of family secrets, it's a tale of longing and dappled sunlight and the shimmering heat of lust. Exquisite, glamorous and breath-holdingly plotted — Veronica Henry
Poignant, romantic and beautifully written, I was completely captivated by this dual narrative story about forbidden love. Hannah Richell is a gifted storyteller; The Peacock Summer a wonderfully immersive book. Absolutely gorgeous — Kate Riordan
A heartwarming, compassionate story — PRIMA
A beautifully crafted story of heartbreak and hope. A bygone summer, simmering tensions, illicit passion, heroines to really root for - The Peacock Summer is thoroughly captivating. A treat of a read. — Emylia Hall
A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present — REDONLINE
A rich, evocative and very moving piece of writing. The story drew me in and kept me immersed right to the final pages — Katherine Webb
A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt... — Liz Fenwick
Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended — Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours and The Last Night
Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book! — Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said
A gorgeous, gorgeous book — Cressida McLaughlin
'A truly compassionate read' — PRIMA.CO.UK
W&N

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Claire Lombardo
Authors:
Claire Lombardo
Gollancz

Wolf Rain

Nalini Singh
Authors:
Nalini Singh

The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems--if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters--and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.'Paranormal romance at its best' Publishers Weekly'Singh continues to be one of the most prolific and consistently excellent writers on the scene today' Romantic Times

Trapeze

Spring Comes to Emmerdale

Pamela Bell
Authors:
Pamela Bell

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY'Totally brilliant and gripping - didn't want it to end' - Amazon reviewer on Christmas at EmmerdaleSpring Comes to Emmerdale is a must for fans of ITV's Emmerdale, and readers who love heartwarming and heartbreaking stories set during wartime.World War I wages on, and the families of Emmerdale are trying their best to move on from tragedy, while the effects of war still resonate throughout the village of Beckindale. Though grief and loss permeate, Maggie Sugden, Rose Haywood and the other inhabitants of the village are finding independence, the chance to make their own happiness - and even opening themselves up to find love. Featuring firm fan favourites like the Dingles, The Woolpack Pub and Emmerdale Farm itself, this will be a delight for any Emmerdale fan.Following on from the first in the series, Christmas At Emmerdale, the second novel picks up where the first left-off, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the Great War and beyond, and how the nation's favourite village copes with the loves and lives lost.

W&N

Flowers Over the Inferno

Ilaria Tuti
Authors:
Ilaria Tuti
Orion

Gentleman Sinner

Jodi Ellen Malpas, Jodi Ellen Malpas
Authors:
Jodi Ellen Malpas, Jodi Ellen Malpas

His scars run deep. His love runs fierce.Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Now, she has a built a stable life, making caring for others her mission. But one act of kindness upends her efforts when the notorious and wildly attractive Theo Kane crashes into her world.His reputation is terrifying yet with Izzy Theo is tender-a complete gentleman-and she falls hard. As Theo's demons come to light Izzy knows she should run, but she can't leave, not now. Yet staying together could doom them both. Fall in love with the addictive and dangerous Gentleman Sinner, from the million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author of the This Man series.

Trapeze

We Own The Sky

Luke Allnutt
Authors:
Luke Allnutt
W&N

Restless Souls

Dan Sheehan
Authors:
Dan Sheehan
Orion Spring

The Good Spell Book

Gillian Kemp
Authors:
Gillian Kemp

Every witch needs a book of spells. Bring the power of magic into your everyday with these fun and easy-to-use spells, charms, potions and more. Using common household ingredients, The Good Spell Book provides answers to the problems we all face in our day-to-day lives; from winning a job to attracting the one you love - it will give you all the guidance you need.Whether you're a complete beginner, advanced spell caster, or simply curious, these are the spells that will increase your self-worth, and empower you to lead a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life.

Orion

Our Life in a Day

Jamie Fewery
Authors:
Jamie Fewery

A 10 year love story in 24 hours - the heartbreaking, emotional, funny 2019 debut novel for fans of One Day in December by Josie Silver, With or Without You by Shari Low, and The Note by Zoe Folbigg.THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:Choose the most significant moments from your relationship - one for each hour in the day.You'd probably pick when you first met, right? And the instant you knew for sure it was love? Maybe even the time you watched the sunrise after your first night together?But what about the car journey on the holiday where everything started to go wrong? Or your first proper fight?Or that time you lied about where you'd been?It's a once in a lifetime chance to learn the truth. But if you had to be completely honest with the one you love, would you still play?For Esme and Tom, the game is about to begin. And once they start, there's no going back . . .*************Why readers love Our Life in a Day:'A great portrayal of mental illness... A quite brilliant book''Explores depression, the spiral of addiction and the impact that mental illness has in those closest''I could have gone on reading about Esme and Tom forever''Oh my heart... I loved every page'

Orion

The Adults

Caroline Hulse
Authors:
Caroline Hulse
Orion

The Three Secret Cities

Matthew Reilly
Authors:
Matthew Reilly

Join one of the world's greatest adventure writers on a non-stop thrill-ride. * * * * *A SHADOW WORLD BEHIND THE REAL WORLDWhen Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil.A WORLD WITH ITS OWN HISTORY, RULES AND PRISONSNow these dark forces are coming after Jack... in ruthless fashion.THAT IS REACHING INTO OUR WORLD ... EXPLOSIVELYWith the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend.It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted... * * * * *JACK'S BACK. Catch up with him in the rest of the international bestselling series.SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERSTHE SIX SACRED STONESTHE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORSTHE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS

W&N

The Fair Fight

Anna Freeman
Authors:
Anna Freeman
Orion

The Stranger

Harlan Coben
Authors:
Harlan Coben

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine's deception, and realizes that if he doesn't make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he's stumbled into will not only ruin lives - it will end them...

Gollancz

Broken Homes

Ben Aaronovitch
Authors:
Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural.A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil - an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common garden serial killer?Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case, a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load. So far so London.But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on an housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection?And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River? Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch's series has swiftly added Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.

Orion

The Shadow Year

Hannah Richell
Authors:
Hannah Richell

A spellbinding tale of grief, jealousy and betrayal, from the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club selected SECRETS OF THE TIDES.1980. On a hot summer's day five friends stumble upon an abandoned cottage hidden deep in the English countryside. Isolated and run-down, it offers a retreat, somewhere they can escape from the world. But as the seasons change, tensions begin to rise...Three decades later, Lila arrives at the remote cottage. Bruised from a tragic accident and with her marriage in crisis, she finds renovating the tumbledown house gives her a renewed sense of purpose. But why did the cottage's previous inhabitants leave their belongings behind? And why can't she shake the feeling that someone is watching her?

Orion

The Twelve

Justin Cronin
Authors:
Justin Cronin

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the global bestseller The Passage, soon to be an epic drama on Fox from writer Elizabeth Heldens and executive producer Ridley Scott.THE TWELVEDeath-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future.THE TWELVEUntil they were selected for a secret experiment.THE TWELVETo create something more than human.THE TWELVENow they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun.THE TWELVEThe epic sequel toTHE PASSAGE

Orion

Snowfall in Burracombe

Lilian Harry
Authors:
Lilian Harry
Orion

Secrets of the Tides

Hannah Richell
Authors:
Hannah Richell

Every family has a secret: a dramatic family saga with a dark thread of suspense lurking at its heart.The Tides are a family with dark secrets. Haunted by the events of one tragic day ten years ago, they are each, in their own way, struggling to move forwards with their lives.Dora, the youngest daughter, lives in a ramshackle East End warehouse with her artist boyfriend Dan. Dora is doing a good job of skating across the surface of her life - but when she discovers she is pregnant the news leaves her shaken and staring back at the darkness of a long-held guilt. Returning to Clifftops, the rambling family house perched high on the Dorset coastline, Dora must confront her past. Clifftops hasn't changed in years and moving through its rooms and gardens, Dora can still feel the echo of that terrible summer's day when life changed forever for the Tides. As Dora begins her search for clues surrounding the events of that fateful day, she comes to realise that the path to redemption may rest with her troubled sister, Cassie. If Dora can unlock the secrets Cassie swore she would take to her grave, just maybe she will have a shot at salvation.But can long-held secrets ever really be forgiven? And even if you do manage to forgive and forget, how do you ever allow yourself to truly love again?

Orion

The Cutting Crew

Steve Mosby
Authors:
Steve Mosby
Orion

Dreamer

Peter James
Authors:
Peter James

When waking from your dream means living your nightmare...The last time the dream came, Sam was seven years old; and that was the night her parents were to die.Twenty-five years later, Sam's nightmares are starting to come true once more. Now a successful TV commercials producer, juggling her roles of career woman, wife and mother, she attempts to shut them out. But soon Sam is faced with the reality of dreams in which her life and that of her family are threatened. In desperation, she consults the experts: a psychiatrist; a clairvoyant ... but to no avail. Sam is being inexorably drawn into a vortex of terror from which there is no escape...