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The Hour of Separation

From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol

By Katharine McMahon

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

An epic love story set in the Resistance from the Richard & Judy selected author of The Rose of Sebastopol.

A long-buried secret, a heart-breaking betrayal...

Estelle never really knew her mother, Fleur, but is haunted by her legacy. A legendary resistance heroine in the Great War, she had helped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium - and was not alone in paying a terrible price.

Christa's father was one of those Fleur saved - but he returned home a ruined man. So, when Estelle arrives on Christa's doorstep hungry for information about her mother, an intense and complex friendship is ignited.

In 1939, as conflict grips Europe once more, Estelle follows her mother's destiny. Then Christa discovers that Fleur was betrayed by someone close to her and the truth may destroy them all...

Biographical Notes

Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University, has taught and trained extensively both in creative writing and within the criminal justice system, has served on The Sentencing Council and The Judicial Appointments Commission and currently works for the Royal Literary Fund developing projects that help writers use their unique skills in the community. She is the author of ten novels, including The Alchemist's Daughter and The Crimson Rooms, that focus on astonishing women and their ability to find a voice and make a mark, even at times and in societies when they are risking everything. The Rose of Sebastopol was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller.

www.katharinemcmahon.com

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  • ISBN: 9781474603461
  • Publication date: 25 Jul 2019
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: W&N
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