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Cover Your Eyes by Adele Geras
  

Cover Your Eyes

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Eva Conway has spent a lifetime hiding from a ghost in the mirror. A story of loss and the possibility of new beginnings.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Eva Conway is a famed fashion designer of the 1960s and ’70s, these days the subject of retrospective articles and ‘where are they now?’ features. When journalist Megan Pritchard comes to Eva’s beautiful home, Salix House, to interview her, the assignment proves to be the starting point for a friendship. But both women are suppressing bad memories, and it’s their common feelings of guilt on which their bond is based, guilt that appears to manifest itself in strange ways … Engaging storytelling, and period detail spanning seventy years make this a welcome return to adult fiction from a much-loved author.
~ Karen Howlett

Synopsis

Cover Your Eyes by Adele Geras

Eva was once a legendary fashion designer until, mysteriously, she retired. Now widowed, she lives with her family in Salix House, the home she's owned and loved for forty years. When the family announces it's time to sell, Eva is deeply reluctant. The house contains memories and secrets that are part of her, although she never shares them. Megan is a fashion journalist working in London who interviewed Eva for a magazine. Torn apart by the brutal end of a love affair, Megan is drawn back to Salix House and Eva. Decades apart in age, the two women share a bond. Both are hiding something, but perhaps together they can confront their fears, their past pain and their uncertain futures - and discover the truth of Salix House's secrets.

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'A well-crafted novel this manages to combine elements of a spooky Victorian ghost story ... for an effective and eminently readable result ... a very engaging and enjoyable story'
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. * We Love this Book * 'Geras makes a superb comeback with this tale of female friendship set in the fashion world ... An intriguing tale
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. * Lady * 'An unforgettable story highlighting how one deed committed when too young to realise the connotations can taint a life. A beautifully unfolding gem from someone who knows how to use the power of words
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About the Author

Adele Geras

Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem in 1944. Her first book appeared in 1976, since when she has published 80 books for children and young adults. She is the mother of two daughters, and lives with her husband in Manchester.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Adele Geras

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Family Drama
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782066071

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