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Orion Fiction HB November £14.99 364pp 978 1 4091 3991 1 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 4091 3989 8

A glorious, sweeping novel that will appeal to those who loved Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong and Ian McEwan’s Atonement.

KATE WILLIAMS The Edge of the Fall

For fans of Downton Abbey – a compelling historical saga from the bestselling author of The Storms of War. In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives. Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don’t know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep. Celia, the de Witts’ youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties. This is gripping, high-concept, intensely cinematic fiction that goes behind the history to show us the drama and wonder of early 20th-century lives. Kate Williams is an author, social historian, constitutional and royal expert, broadcaster and novelist, She appears regularly on the BBC and Channel 4.

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