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Katherine Webb - Author


Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives near Bath, UK. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, bookbinder, housemaid, library assistant and seller of fairy costumes, she is now a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Legacy, won the popular vote for the TV Book Club Summer Read 2010 and was shortlisted for Best New Writer at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. Her subsequent novels The Unseen, A Half Forgotten Song and The Misbegotten were all Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers, and her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Katherine Webb

The Legacy by Katherine Webb
The Legacy
Katherine Webb
A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. A really absorbing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Unseen by Katherine Webb
The Unseen
Katherine Webb
December 2011 Book of the Month. One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. A mix of the occult, murder and love – dual time; 1911 and 2010. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
A Half-forgotten Song by Katherine Webb
Reader Reviewed A Half-forgotten Song
Katherine Webb
December 2012 Book of the Month. From the author of TV Book Club favourite The Legacy, comes an emotionally powerful story exploring the dark heart of love. Just before WW2 Mitzy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
Reader Reviewed The Misbegotten
Katherine Webb
Unusual for Katherine Webb, this new novel of hers is placed in one time only, the early 1800s. It starts slowly but soon you fall for her characters and their predicaments and by the end of the novel you are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Night Falling by Katherine Webb
The Night Falling
Katherine Webb
The devastating effect of the First World War in rural Italy is portrayed here in Puglia in 1921. The absentee landowners left their farms to be run by fascist black shirts, often at a loss. The poor live a hand-to-mouth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Night Falling by Katherine Webb
The Night Falling
Katherine Webb
The devastating effect of the First World War in rural Italy is portrayed here in Puglia in 1921. The absentee landowners left their farms to be run by fascist black shirts, often at a loss. The poor live a hand-to-mouth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
Reader Reviewed The Misbegotten
Katherine Webb
November 2013 Book of the Month. Unusual for Katherine Webb, this new novel of hers is placed in one time only, the early 1800s. It starts slowly but soon you fall for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
The Misbegotten
Katherine Webb
August 2013 Book of the Month. Secrets and haunting mysteries...A wonderfully powerful and poignant historical novel from the author of A Half Forgotten Song and the TV Book Club bestseller
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
A Half Forgotten Song by Katherine Webb
A Half Forgotten Song
Katherine Webb
From the author of TV Book Club favourite The Legacy, comes an emotionally powerful story exploring the dark heart of love. Just before WW2 Mitzy Hatcher’s lonely Dorset life is transformed by the arrival of a renowned artist for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2012
The Unseen by Katherine Webb
The Unseen
Katherine Webb
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. A mix of the occult, murder and love – dual time; 1911 and 2010. It is sparked off by the discovery of the body of a First World War...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011

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