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Hannah Richell - Author

About the Author

Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in Buckinghamshire and Canada. After graduating from the University of Nottingham she worked in the book publishing and film industries. She now lives with her husband and two young children in Sydney and returns to the UK as often as possible to spend time with family and savour the green grass of home.

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The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

Author: Hannah Richell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides 'If she could reach back through the years and warn the person she once was, what would she say? ... What would she say to the ghosts who now inhabit her days? So many of those she has loved are now nothing but dust and memory.' At twenty-six, Lillian feels trapped by life. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she expected it would. To her it seems she is just another object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's beautiful manor house tucked away high in the Chiltern Hills. But, with a young step-son and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home and his presence will unbalance everything she thought she knew and understood. Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her elderly grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, Maggie fights to hold herself and her family's legacy together as she learns that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed. Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both.

The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

Author: Hannah Richell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides 'Completely captivating' Kate Riordan 'Atmospheric and moving' Katherine Webb Hidden deep in the dusty wing of an old manor house stands a locked room, forgotten by all - except one. Sixty years ago Lillian Oberon was mistress of Cloudesley, until one glittering summer, when a doomed love affair changed her life forever. Now frail and muddled, Lillian is the sole guardian of Cloudesley, and of its dark secrets. Only when Maggie, her devoted granddaughter, returns to nurse her - and her own heartbreak - do the walls of the past begin to crumble, threatening to bring the tragic consequences of that summer to light... Can Maggie unlock her family's tangled history, before all she holds dear is lost forever? Reviews for The Peacock Summer'A juicy mix of secrets and betrayals make The Peacock Summer by Hannah Richell a perfect holiday read.' Good Housekeeping 'A heartwarming, compassionate story' PRIMA 'A beautiful and compelling story of forbidden love, grief and guilt...' Liz Fenwick 'A wonderfully atmospheric novel that skilfully weaves together past and present' REDONLINE 'Wonderfully written, a visual treat, compelling and full of excellent characters - highly recommended' Cesca Major, author of The Silent Hours 'Secrets, passion, sadness and sacrifice, more secrets... Wonderful book!' Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Things We Never Said

The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

The Peacock Summer The most gripping story of forbidden love and hidden secrets you'll read this summer

Author: Hannah Richell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides 'If she could reach back through the years and warn the person she once was, what would she say? ... What would she say to the ghosts who now inhabit her days? So many of those she has loved are now nothing but dust and memory.' At twenty-six, Lillian feels trapped by life. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she expected it would. To her it seems she is just another object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's beautiful manor house tucked away high in the Chiltern Hills. But, with a young step-son and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home and his presence will unbalance everything she thought she knew and understood. Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her elderly grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, Maggie fights to hold herself and her family's legacy together as she learns that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed. Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. And a house that holds the dark secrets that could free them both.