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    • ISBN:9780297856009
    • Publication date:10 Nov 2011

Season of Light

By Katharine McMahon

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Two lives torn apart by the French Revolution...

Two lives torn apart by the French Revolution...

1788. Asa Ardleigh, the impressionable daughter of a country squire, has travelled to Paris with her sister Philippa and Philippa's new husband. In the heady days before the Revolution, they find a city fizzing with new ideas - and Asa meets and falls in love with a dashing revolutionary, Didier Paulin. When Asa is forced to return to England, their affair is curtailed, but they continue to exchange letters as storm clouds gather over France and war with England looms.

Back in England, no one knows of Asa's liaison as the family's financial worries put pressure on her to marry. But then disturbing news reaches Asa from France, and she must decide whether to follow her head or her heart...

Biographical Notes

Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University. She has worked as a teacher in schools and universities, as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow supporting student writing, and has run national training courses. She is involved with local theatre and lives with her family in Hertfordshire.

Visit her website at katharinemcmahon.com

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  • ISBN: 9781780220130
  • Publication date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: W&N
More Georgette Heyer than Hilary Mantel, this fluent novel captures that heady energy that proves so attractive to young women seeking 'very heaven' in the arms of some revolutionary youth. — Emma Hagestadt, i NEWSPAPER
Well-researched historical figures and references root the book firmly in its setting. — BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH
A well-written historical novel with compelling characters. — TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
bewitching — CHOICE
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