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Kate Furnivall - Author

About the Author

Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and now lives by the sea, with her husband, in the beautiful county of Devon. She has worked in publishing and television advertising. Kate’s love for all things Russian stems from her family history in pre-Revolution St Petersburg. Look out for three previous novels, The Russian Concubine, Under a Blood Red Sky and The Concubine’s Secret, also published by Sphere.

 

 

 

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Featured books by Kate Furnivall

The Far Side of the Sun

The Far Side of the Sun

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart ...

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Other books by Kate Furnivall

The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors. 1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances. Eloise Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, Andre, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to help protect France, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the strict confines of her father's farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive. But everything changes when Andre is injured - a direct result of Eloise's actions. Unable to work, Andre returns to his father's farm, but Eloise's sense of guilt and responsibility for his injuries sets her on the trail of the person who attempted to kill him. Eloise finds her hometown in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the American airbase nearby, with its lethal nuclear armaments, confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Throughout all this unrest, Eloise is still relentlessly hunting down the man who betrayed her brother and his country, and she is learning to look at those she loves and at herself with different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust. Who is working for Soviet Intelligence and who is not? And what side do her own family lie on? Further praise for Kate Furnivall's novels: 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors. 1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances. Eloise Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, Andre, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to help protect France, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the strict confines of her father's farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive. But everything changes when Andre is injured - a direct result of Eloise's actions. Unable to work, Andre returns to his father's farm, but Eloise's sense of guilt and responsibility for his injuries sets her on the trail of the person who attempted to kill him. Eloise finds her hometown in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the American airbase nearby, with its lethal nuclear armaments, confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Throughout all this unrest, Eloise is still relentlessly hunting down the man who betrayed her brother and his country, and she is learning to look at those she loves and at herself with different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust. Who is working for Soviet Intelligence and who is not? And what side do her own family lie on? Further praise for Kate Furnivall's novels: 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Survivors. 1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances. Eloise Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, Andre, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to help protect France, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the strict confines of her father's farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive. But everything changes when Andre is injured - a direct result of Eloise's actions. Unable to work, Andre returns to his father's farm, but Eloise's sense of guilt and responsibility for his injuries sets her on the trail of the person who attempted to kill him. Eloise finds her hometown in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the American airbase nearby, with its lethal nuclear armaments, confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Throughout all this unrest, Eloise is still relentlessly hunting down the man who betrayed her brother and his country, and she is learning to look at those she loves and at herself with different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust. Who is working for Soviet Intelligence and who is not? And what side do her own family lie on? Further praise for Kate Furnivall's novels: 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

The Survivors

The Survivors

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

*** PICKED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE MAIL ON SUNDAY *** `A clever, absorbing thriller that does not shrink from the horror of the war' Times 'Compelling' Good Housekeeping 'This epic novel is simply an incredible read' Sun 'A thrilling rollercoaster of a read' Dinah Jefferies, author of R&J pick The Sapphire Widow 'My best read of the year' Lesley Pearse Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. `Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.' Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive? `A compelling, edge-of-your-seat story set in a refugee camp immediately after World War II, where a woman will do anything to protect her child. Full of twists and turns' Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Together `A superb read; brilliantly crafted, exciting, very moving and researched meticulously. Fantastic, my best read of the year' Lesley Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author 'This gripped me from the start. What a story! Kate Furnivall treads where others have not thought to go. Beware of anyone who comes between a mother and daughter - especially Klara and Alicja' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of Blood Sisters and The Dead Ex `Meticulously researched, searingly honest and beautifully written' Lancashire Post `Emotional and engaging with a thrilling tale of love and courage at its core' Culturefly `An epic novel that will leave you breathless until the very end' Mrs B's Book Reviews `THE SURVIVORS blends imagination with historical fact to absolute perfection' Sharon's Book Blog `It is impossible to stop once you start reading this book' Sissi Reads Further praise for Kate Furnivall 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

The Survivors

The Survivors

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'A thrilling rollercoaster of a read' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. `Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.' Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive? `A compelling, edge-of-your-seat story set in a refugee camp immediately after World War II, where a woman will do anything to protect her child. Full of twists and turns' Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Together `A superb read; brilliantly crafted, exciting, very moving and researched meticulously. Fantastic, my best read of the year' Lesley Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author 'This gripped me from the start. What a story! Kate Furnivall treads where others have not thought to go. Beware of anyone who comes between a mother and daughter - especially Klara and Alicja' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of Blood Sisters and The Dead Ex Further praise for Kate Furnivall 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

The Survivors

The Survivors

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'A thrilling rollercoaster of a read' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. `Directly I saw him, I knew he had to die.' Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence? And will either make it out of the camp alive? `A compelling, edge-of-your-seat story set in a refugee camp immediately after World War II, where a woman will do anything to protect her child. Full of twists and turns' Julie Cohen, bestselling author of Together `A superb read; brilliantly crafted, exciting, very moving and researched meticulously. Fantastic, my best read of the year' Lesley Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author 'This gripped me from the start. What a story! Kate Furnivall treads where others have not thought to go. Beware of anyone who comes between a mother and daughter - especially Klara and Alicja' Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of Blood Sisters and The Dead Ex Further praise for Kate Furnivall 'Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Discover abrilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Liberation. Brilliantly narrated by Imogen Church, reader for Paula Hawkins, Ruth Ware and Kate Furnivall's The Liberation. Could you kill someone? Someone you love? Paris, 1938.Twin sisters are divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide.The Betrayal is an unforgettably powerful, epicstory of love, loss and the long shadow of war, perfect for readers of Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop. Audiobook listeners loved Kate Furnivall's The Liberation: ';Descriptions that fill your senses, giving you a taste of an Italy torn apart by fascism, war and its aftermath. With excellent narration by Imogen Church, I cannot recommend highly enough' Beverly ';What a wonderful wonderful book! The narrator was absolutely fantastic, every accent was portrayed to perfection. I didnt want it to end! BRAVO!! ??' Mrs Jackie Commissar ';A great performance great story with lots of twists and turns. Very enjoyable. Made me want to go to Italy again' Neil

The Betrayal The Top Ten Bestseller

The Betrayal The Top Ten Bestseller

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

'A real page-turner which puts you in France on the cusp of war from the very first page. Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' JANE CORRY, bestselling author of Blood Sisters and My Husband's Wife 'Superb storytelling, brilliant narrative, engaging characters - a simply breath-taking exploration of two sisters on opposing sides who are both attempting to keep a lid on a past that won't be silenced, while hiding the truth of the present. This intricate web of secrets and lies kept me guessing until the very end' DINAH JEFFERIES, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Liberation. Could you kill someone? Someone you love? Paris, 1938. Twin sisters are divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide. The Betrayal is an unforgettably powerful, epic story of love, loss and the long shadow of war, perfect for readers of Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop. Further praise for Kate Furnivall: `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire `An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman `A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph

The Betrayal The Top Ten Bestseller

The Betrayal The Top Ten Bestseller

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER *** 'Superb storytelling - this intricate web of secrets and lies kept me guessing until the very end' Dinah Jefferies Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Liberation. Could you kill someone? Someone you love? Paris, 1938. Twin sisters are divided by fierce loyalties and by a terrible secret. The drums of war are beating and France is poised, ready to fall. One sister is an aviatrix, the other is a socialite and they both have something to prove and something to hide. The Betrayal is an unforgettably powerful, epic story of love, loss and the long shadow of war, perfect for readers of Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop. 'A real page-turner which puts you in France on the cusp of war from the very first page. Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. Kate Furnivall has a talent for creating places and characters who stay with you long after you've read the final word' Jane Corry 'Exquisitely heart-wrenching & utterly engrossing. The Betrayal is an absolute gem' Penny Parkes 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse Further praise for Kate Furnivall: `Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse `A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times `Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun `Truly captivating' Elle `Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire `An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman `A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph

Liberation

Liberation

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Fabulous Lesley PearseThe Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her fathers name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall? This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.

Liberation

Liberation

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her fathers name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall? This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.

The Liberation

The Liberation

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

'Fabulous' Lesley Pearse The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy's population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate - her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her father's name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall? This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.

The Liberation

The Liberation

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

Italy, 1945: as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated cities, its population fights each other to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate - her mother has abandoned them already and her brother is being drawn into the mafia. Early one morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, she is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her family and in doing so forges a future very different to the one she expected. But will the secrets of her family's past be her downfall? This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.

The Italian Wife 'Breathtaking historical fiction' The Times

The Italian Wife 'Breathtaking historical fiction' The Times

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

*** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse 'Superb storytelling' Dinah Jefferies Discover a brilliant story of intrigue, romance and betrayal in 1930s Italy, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. ***** Italy, 1932 -- Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost? One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a cafe in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees -- and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge. This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . . From the glittering marble piazzas to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, The Italian Wife will take you on an breathtaking journey. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley. Further praise for Kate Furnivall: 'A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse 'Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun 'Truly captivating' Elle 'Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire 'An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman 'A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph

The Far Side of the Sun

The Far Side of the Sun

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart ...

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Shadows on the Nile 'Breathtaking historical fiction' The Times

Shadows on the Nile 'Breathtaking historical fiction' The Times

Author: Kate Furnivall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2013

A brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Russian Concubine It's 1932 and 27-year-old Jessica is living London life to the full when her younger brother Tim, an ancient Egyptian archaeology expert, goes missing. Teaming up with Sir Montague Chamford - who can resist neither a damsel in distress nor the chance of adventure - Jessie vows to find her beloved brother. Following the clues Tim has left in his wake, Jessie and Monty head to Egypt. In the relentless heat of the desert, a powerful romance sparks between them, but danger also lurks in every shadow. But they must first confront the demons of Jessie's past-and reveal the dark secrets that threaten not only Timothy's life but theirs as well. With a 'thrilling plot,' Shadows on the Nile is a 'breathtaking [work of] historical fiction.' (The Times) 'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse, author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Taxidermist's Daughter