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If I Could Tell You (häftad)

If I Could Tell You

Häftad Engelska, 2016-09-01
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'Heart-wrenching . . . intoxicating . . . a very English Anna Karenina' The Times 'Vivid, candid, engaging. So honest' Helen Dunmore Suffolk, 1939: Julia Compton has a beautifully well-ordered life. Once a promising musician, she now has a handsome husband who pays the bills, a young son she adores and a housekeeper who takes care of her comfortable home. Then on the eve of war something unexpected happens. She falls in love. The consequences are devastating. Cut off from family and friends, Julia loses everything. Penniless, denied access to her son, completely unequipped to fend for herself, she is cast adrift in wartime London with her bohemian filmmaker lover Dougie. As invasion looms and the bombs rain down her struggle is only beginning. While Dougie seeks truth wherever he can find it, Julia finds herself lost. Before long, ruined and broken, she faces a choice - succumb to her fate, or fight to forge a new identity in the heat of war.
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Wilhide excels at minor social details. Well-observed. * Times Literary Supplement on Ashenden * A rich and absorbing social history * Financial Times on Ashenden * I adored this book . . . touching and very compelling. * Penny Vincenzi on Ashenden * Elizabeth Wilhide writes about universal emotions with great tenderness and imagination. * Claire Fuller * Vivid, candid, engaging. So honest. * Helen Dunmore * Beautifully observed and written, I loved it. * Woman and Home * What makes this story stand out is its absolute honesty. There is no false sentimentality, plenty of unflinching observation and some excellent writing . . . her detail is truly superb. Wartime Britain has been rarely so skilfully evoked. * Daily Mail * Heart-wrenching . . . convincing and intoxicating . . . Julia is a very English Anna Karenina . . . An unromantic love story that feels honest and searing. * Times *

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Elizabeth Wilhide is the author of Ashenden, and over twenty books on interior design, decoration and architecture. Born in the United States, she has lived in Britain since 1967. She has two children and lives in south London.