We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

The House of Shadows

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781409139959

Price: £18.99

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

Downton fans will love the elegance, intrigue and drama of The House of Shadows’ – Yours

The final compelling historical saga concluding a trilogy that began with Storms of War and The Edge of the Fall, from popular TV historian and critically-acclaimed author Kate Williams.

Celia De Witt is half-German, half-English and heir to her family’s vast fortune. But it is 1929, the world is changing and her life seems less secure than ever. A shocking revelation from her father sends her far from England and the life she knew and headlong into New York, a city brimming with money and promise.

Celia sets about saving the family firm by creating an innovative new range of convenience foods for the new generation of independent young women. But she also has other plans. The son she thought was dead is in America and the man she once thought she loved is nearby – but if she opens the Pandora’s Box of the past, she may find other secrets will escape…

As the shadow of war once again threatens to fall across Europe, Celia is determined to save those she loves, even if it comes at the highest price…

‘A beautifully conjured family saga. Fans of Downton Abbey will love it‘ – Alison Weir

This terrific saga comes with a fascinating twist … Williams has a gift for showing how great movements in history affect the lives of people caught up in them’ The Times

Brilliant – a passionate and poignant story of a glittering family on the precipice of a vanished world … a must-read’ Lisa Hilton


Downton fans will love the elegance, intrigue and drama of The House of Shadows.
Brimming with a historian's knowledge and an author's human insight, Williams's trilogy has been an exciting and absorbing portrait of a world in flux, and a poignant fictional reflection on life in the opening decades of the 20th century.
A rocket of a historical novel.
Helena Gumley-Mason, THE LADY