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Judith Kinghorn was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children.
June 2013 Book of the Month. A lyrically written and wonderfully evocative, romantic historical novel that draws you into the intriguing and secret lives of the characters in the hot lazy summer of 1911. A Countess, her grandson, a famous author writing her memoir and a young village girl are brought together and as the long buried family secrets are revealed all their lives will be changed forever. After her enchanting, sweeping debut we think ‘the tricky second novel’ has been delivered with aplomb - highly recommended reading especially for reading groups. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Memory of Lost Senses a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'A masterpiece, The Memory of Lost Senses is a tale of human emotion showing the delicate ways the veins of life run through the generations, and connect through time.' - Eva Le Bon Scroll down to read more reviews.
May 2012 MEGA Debut of the Month. One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. An enchanting, sweeping debut of big storytelling, of social and political change spanning the First World War and beyond, perfect for reading groups and fans of Kate Morton and Downton Abbey. It's a glorious read, highly recommended.
A beautiful story of enduring love and heartbreaking choices.As Christmas 1926 approaches, the Forbes family are preparing to host a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change in the air. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper's son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught with tension. Before the festivities are over, Daisy has received a declaration of love, a proposal and a kiss - from three different men. Unable to bear the confusion she flees to London and stays with her elder sister.By the following summer, Daisy has bowed to the persistence of the man who proposed to her the previous year. When the family reunite for a party at Eden Hall and Stephen is once more in her life, it is clear to Daisy she is committing to the wrong person. Yet she also believes that family secrets mean she has no choice but to follow her head instead of her heart. Will love conquer all, or is Daisy's fate already written?Praise for The Snow Globe'Kinghorn's novel paints a vivid portrait of love and its perplexing complications Historical fiction fans will not want to miss this gem' Rene Rosen'An absolutely delicious book the period is beautifully observed, and we are expertly drawn into a suspenseful blend of tangled relationships and shocking discoveries. Daisy's coming of age in the 'brave new world' of post-war England had me holding my breath. Elegant and evocative to the last word.' Elizabeth CookePraise for Judith Kinghorn'Judith Kinghorn is one of the best historical fiction writers' Petra I Love to Read'A sumptuous absorbing tale of love in a time of war' Rachel Hore'An enchanting story of love and war, and the years beyond' Penny Vincenzi'An epic and enthralling love story set against the backdrop of the Great War' Fanny BlakeJudith Kinghorn is the author of four novels: The Echo of Twilight, The Snow Globe, The Memory of Lost Senses and The Last Summer. She was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in Hampshire, England, with her husband and two children.
A captivating story of love and loss set on the eve of the First World War.In 1914, despite the threat of war in Europe, Pearl Gibson's future is bright. She has secured a desirable position as a lady's maid for Lady Ottoline Campbell. Her new role sees her transported from a life of drudgery to the Campbell's vast Scottish estate. Pearl is quickly drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, glamour and scandal, as she realises her job requires her to become her lady's confidante as well as her maid. In the confusing world of the upper classes it is Ottoline's cousin, Ralph, who Pearl comes to rely on, trust - and love.But when violence erupts in Europe, Pearl and Ottoline's world is irrevocably changed. As the men in their lives are called to the front line, shocking events unfold at home that both Pearl and Ottoline vow never to reveal. They share a secret that will test their loyalty to one another to breaking point, and will bind them together foreverPraise for The Echo of Twilight'An enchanting, atmospheric work of historical fiction that is a rich blend of Downton Abbey and Jane Eyre. The Echo of Twilight is a wonderful novel to curl up with this winter' Booklist 'Kinghorn carefully weaves a story of love and self-discovery... to tell this immersive and historically sound coming-of-age tale' Publishers WeeklyPraise for Judith Kinghorn'A sumptuous absorbing tale of love in a time of war' Rachel Hore 'An enchanting story of love and war, and the years beyond' Penny Vincenzi'An epic and enthralling love story set against the backdrop of the Great War' Fanny BlakeJudith Kinghorn is the author of four novels: The Echo of Twilight, The Snow Globe, The Memory of Lost Senses and The Last Summer. She was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in Hampshire, England, with her husband and two children.