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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, 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: 9781780220130
  • Publication date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: W&N
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A well-written historical novel with compelling characters. — TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
bewitching — CHOICE
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