W&N Fiction HB / ETPB June £18.99 / £12.99 320pp 978 0 297 86606 0/ 978 0 297 86607 7 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 86608 4 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6159 2/ 10 hrs
KATHARINE MCMAHON The Hour of Separation an epic love story set in the Resistance from the Richard & Judy selected author of The Rose of Sebastopol.
March 1939. Christa is the only child of middle-class parents, living a protected life in the London suburbs. She longs for adventure and to break free from the life expected of her. Estelle is the headstrong daughter of a heroine of the Resistance – a woman who disappeared during the First World War, supposedly killed while she was helping two airmen to escape.
That conflict affected both girls’ destinies in different ways, and an intense friendship grows from this shared past; Estelle even invites Christa to the family farm in De Eikenhove, Belgium. When war breaks out once more, Christa must return home – but not before she has done something she will regret . . .
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 in local theatre and lives with her family in north London..
W&N Fiction HB / ETPB July £12.99 320pp 978 1 4746 0701 8 / 978 1 4746 0702 5 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4746 0704 9 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7439 4 / 9 hrs
FLYNN BERRY The Double Life
From the author of Under the Harrow, winner of the Edgar award for best First Novel 2017.
The morning after Sophie’s mother is attacked and her nanny is murdered, the police find her father’s abandoned and blood-stained car. Colin has been missing ever since.
His friends insist on his innocence. But, just like Colin, they are wealthy and connected, and have the means to help him disappear. Nearly thirty years later, Sophie infiltrates their circle to learn the truth about their, and her father’s, secrets.
Double Life is Sophie’s investigation of the crime, and her inheritance of guilt, shame and fury.
Praise for Under the Harrow:
‘i couldn’t stop. it’s like Broadchurch written by Elena Ferrante’ Claire Messud
‘a nail-biter that fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train will love’ suzanne Rindell
Flynn berry studied English at Brown University and has been awarded a Yaddo residency.
Location: London NW3 katharinemcmahon.com
W&N Fiction • June / July 2018
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