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Rosie Thomas - Author

About the Author

Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.

 

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Iris & Ruby

Iris & Ruby

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/11/2017

The Kashmir Shawl

The Kashmir Shawl

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/12/2016

The Kashmir Shawl

The Kashmir Shawl

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/12/2016

Sun at Midnight

Sun at Midnight

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/10/2016

Constance

Constance

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2016

Daughter of the House

Daughter of the House

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/03/2016

Daughter of the House

Daughter of the House

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

Sun at Midnight

Sun at Midnight

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2016

An epic love story and adventure set against the harsh, beautiful background of Antarctica. Alice is a scientist: she relies on method, precision, proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, tied to Oxford by her work, it is time to break away. Alice's mother, Margaret Mather, is famous as an adventuring anthropologist, one of the first women in Antarctica many years before. Alice accepts an invitation to go in Margaret's place to the southernmost point of the earth, and stay there for months, away from the world that has let her down. Little does she expect the strangeness of a place coloured blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. And nothing has prepared her for the close confines of a small base shared with eight men and one other woman. A base where tensions run high, where the hostile environment traps them, and where the distance means no-one has a past. Where she feels such a strong attraction to a man with danger in his face that she cannot speak to him. And where she discovers something else that will change her life forever ... if she survives.

Rosie Thomas 3-Book Collection: Moon Island, Sunrise, Follies

Rosie Thomas 3-Book Collection: Moon Island, Sunrise, Follies

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2015

A collection of three stunning ebooks from the author of the runaway bestseller, THE KASHMIR SHAWL.MOON ISLAND: On a small stretch of wild coast, five old clapboard houses gaze out to sea. Fourteen-year-old May, arriving for the summer, feels isolated and resentful. Leonie, next door, shares May's isolation for she is unhappy in her marriage. She confides in Elizabeth, an aging widow who keeps the beach's secrets. Meanwhile, May has discovered the diary of a dead girl. As she immerses herself in the past, she begins to feel she is destined to follow in the dead girl's footsteps...SUNRISE: It was a love forbidden but never forgotten. When Harry returned to Wales, Angharad found paradise - despite her father's violent warnings. For she and Harry were in love, untouchable until a shocking revelation drives Angharad to flee, pregnant and penniless, to London. There, she resolves to put the past behind her, joy and heartache alike. But neither time nor success can banish her memories...FOLLIES: They were three modern women, who came to Oxford University full of hopes and dreams and would leave forever changed. Helen: shy, quiet and hopelessly in love. Chloe: glamorous and confident, abandoning a high-powered career, obsessively drawn to her philandering English professor. Pansy: stunning heiress and aspiring actress, driven to prove she is more than an irresistible magnet to the men around her. Together for one unforgettable year, they would share a lifetime of emotions and a very special friendship...

Daughter of the House

Daughter of the House

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

A stunning novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE KASHMIR SHAWL London 1919 Born into a down-at-heel family, Nancy Wix is more than her past dictates - more ambitious than the daughter of a faded showman, more original than a woman who will be confined by polite conventions. The end of the Great War has left a stricken London on the brink of an uncertain future, and with their hard-won freedoms now in doubt Nancy and her fellow suffragettes must strive all over again for the right to control their own destinies. At a time when shattered families are struggling to let go of their dead, Nancy discovers she has a gift that offers hope to the loved ones of the lost generation, and a chance encounter reveals a way in which she might use it for her own ends. As Nancy struggles to break free from the rigid bonds of society and find her place in the world, the only thing that could hold her back is her love for an unattainable man...

Daughter of the House

Daughter of the House

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2015

A stunning novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE KASHMIR SHAWL London 1919 The Great War is over and London lies on the brink of an uncertain future. With the misery and horror of war in the past, hope begins to emerge for the women who have waited at home, as for the first time, they have taken steps towards political, economic and personal independence. But the men who fought and survived the trenches believe the future is theirs by right, and any woman who has celebrated her freedom must now redouble her efforts to keep it. Nancy Wix is just such a woman. Born into a down-at-heel family, Nancy has always known that the visions she has seen since she was a child will set her apart from her peers. A chance encounter with a gifted medium reveals a way in which she might take hold of her future and she grasps the opportunity with a desperate intensity - for this is the age of spiritualism, and Nancy's gift will see her star rise in a time when decimated families are desperate to hold on to their dead sons. As the roaring twenties dawn, Nancy strives to break free from the rigid bonds of society and find her own place. The only thing that could hold her back is her love for an unattainable man...

The Potter's House

The Potter's House

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

From the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl. Olivia Giorgiadis has left her English roots behind. She lives on a tiny Greek island, married to a local man, mother to two small sons. Year on year, island life has followed a peaceful unchanging rhythm. Until now. An earthquake ravages the coast, its force devastating the island. In the aftermath comes a stranger: an Englishwoman, destitute but for the clothes she wears. Olivia welcomes the stranger into her home, the potter's house. But as Kitty melts into the family and the village community, so Olivia begins to sense that her mysterious visitor threatens all she holds dear...

Rosie Thomas 4-Book Collection: Strangers, Bad Girls Good Women, A Woman of Our Times, All My Sins Remembered

Rosie Thomas 4-Book Collection: Strangers, Bad Girls Good Women, A Woman of Our Times, All My Sins Remembered

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

A collection of four stunning ebooks from the author of the runaway bestseller, THE KASHMIR SHAWL.STRANGERS: Annie and Steve are from different worlds and do not know each other exists until one morning, they become victims of a bomb blast, thrown together to fight for their lives. As they lie in the darkness, the hours slowly tick by. To ward off fear and death they talk of everything, and so a bond is created that binds them deeper than family, than friends, than lovers. With such strange intimacy, how can they get through the future without each other?BAD GIRLS, GOOD WOMEN: In London, on the brink of the Sixties, two runaways plunge into Soho nightlife. Mattie faces the hard slog of a sleazy strip-club in search of fame. But when it comes, stardom is not enough, and the love that Mattie desires seems to elude her. Julia choose marriage and Ladyhill, a beautiful Dorset manor house. But when tragedy strikes, she realises that she must risk her marriage and her child for true freedom...A WOMAN OF OUR TIMES: Harriet Peacock has everything. From shopkeeper and betrayed wife, she has made herself the City's darling, her name linked in gossip columns with film stars. She has come a long way from Simon Archer, the man who invented a brilliantly simple game of chance and skill in a prison camp forty years ago, a game that is the foundation of Harriet's business empire. But when things start going wrong, Harriet finds that in love, as in the game, the quickest way to a goal can be the riskiest...ALL MY SINS REMEMBERED: Jake, Clio and Julius and their cousin Lady Grace Stretton formed a charmed circle in those lost innocent days before the Great War, before circumstances tore them apart: Jake's wartime experiences as a doctor; Clio and Grace, flappers flitting through bohemian Fitzrovia; the music that drowned out the crash of jackboots in Berlin for Julius. But Clio remembers a different story. Desperate lies, bitter secrets; hopeless love and careless betrayal. And above all, the truth about Grace, beautiful, destructive siren at the centre of the circle.

The Illusionists

The Illusionists

Author: Rosie Thomas Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2015

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