The Light Behind The Window (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
544
Utgivningsdatum
2012-08-30
Upplaga
Main Market Ed.
Förlag
Pan Books
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 30 mm
Vikt
392 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
,
ISBN
9781447218425

The Light Behind The Window

A breathtaking story of love and war from the bestselling author of The Seven Sisters series

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From Lucinda Riley, number one bestselling author of the Seven Sisters series, The Light Behind the Window is a stunning tale of love, war and, above all, forgiveness. South of France, present day. After the death of her glamorous, distant mother, Emilie de la Martinires finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home. A notebook of poems leads her to the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As Emilie unravels the story, she too embarks on a journey of discovery, realizing that the chteau may provide clues to her own difficult past. London, 1943. A young office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is drafted into a special operations team, arriving in occupied Paris during the climax of the conflict. Separated from her contact, she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family who are caught up in a deadly game of secrets and lies. Forced to surrender her identity and all ties to her homeland, Constance finds herself drawn into a complex web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come . . . 'A fast-paced, suspenseful story flitting between the present day and World War II . . . Brilliant escapism' Red This title has been published outside the UK under the title The Lavender Garden.
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A fast-paced, suspenseful story flitting between the present day and World War II . . . Riley expertly weaves Emilie's story into a dual narrative . . . A real old-fashioned romance which manages to have a compelling narrative as well as something of a history lesson in the Special Operations Executive. Brilliant escapism -- <i>Red</i> A sweeping, engrossing work. Riley is talented, delighting in the small details of aristocratic luxury and the pastoral countryside . . . The heroines of [The Light Behind the Window] struggle to master circumstances seemingly beyond their control, a common thread in Riley's work. A tale of family secrets, wartime espionage, and loyalties gained and gambled, The Lavender Garden will appeal to fans of historical fiction, Kate Morton, and Helen Bryan -- <i>Booklist</i> Two superb storylines for the price of one here. In 1998 Emilie de la Martinieres inherits her grand South of France childhood home. She begins to uncover the past and finds a tiny room hidden in the wine cellar. Why has it been sealed for 50 years? As if that wasn't enough, there's also the part set in 1944. Constance Carruthers is sent to Paris as a spy, but loses her contact and falls in with an aristocratic family involved with the Resistance. Seriously, what could be more divine? Just sink in and wallow -- Kate Saunders, <i>Saga</i> A beautifully written book that secures Riley's authorial status and proves that her golden penmanship is no mere fluke . . . This is the perfect literary novel to move those readers who wish for something more fulfilling than chick-lit, yet just as entertaining, witty and heart-stopping. The language is dramatic yet truthful and Riley has such a delicate touch with mystery and intrigue that it's difficult to predict where the plot is going . . . Riley's descriptive nuances are so evocative a TV drama is bound to be imminent. A literal and literary page-turner -- WeLoveThisBook.co.uk Yet again, I have been totally entertained by another great story that is well written with an intricate plot that is multi-layered but tied together so well . . . I became really emotionally attached to these characters . . . This novel really is a joy to read, expertly woven together and mixing social history with family dramas and love and relationships - the perfect blend -- RandomThingsThroughMyLetterbox.blogspot.co.uk Riley brings us a cast of exquisitely drawn characters and as you slip effortlessly into their lives and share their hopes, dreams and fears, prepare to be intrigued, moved to tears . . . and ultimately uplifted -- <i>Lancashire Evening Post</i>, on <i>The Butterfly Room</i> A brilliant page-turner just soaked in glamour and romance -- <i>Daily Mail</i>, on <i>The Seven Sisters</i> A masterclass in beautiful writing -- <i>The Sun</i>, on <i>The Sun Sister</i>

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Lucinda Riley was born in 1965 in Ireland and, after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first novel aged twenty-four. Her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages and continue to strike an emotional chord with cultures all around the world. The Seven Sisters series specifically has become a global phenomenon, creating its own genre. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Italian Bancarella Prize, the Lovely Books Award in Germany, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. In 2020 she received the Dutch Platinum Award for sales over 300,000 copies for a single novel in one year a prize last won by J. K. Rowling for Harry Potter. In collaboration with her son Harry Whittaker, she also devised and wrote a series of books for children called The Guardian Angels. Though she brought up her four children mostly in Norfolk in England, in 2015 she fulfilled her dream of buying a remote farmhouse in West Cork, Ireland, which she always felt was her spiritual home, and indeed this was where her last five books were written. Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and died on 11 June 2021, surrounded by her family.