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Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy
  

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A big, three-generational saga that straddles both World Wars as we follow an artist’s model, a Hollywood starlet and a budding photographer, from 1917 to the 60s. They are all strong women. The book alternates between them as they discover their pasts. It’s one of those lovely novels that illustrates the changing times and attitudes through the traumatic lives of the three. Big passionate stuff.

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Liberty Silk by Kate Beaufoy

One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women's destinies...France 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds herself bereft. Until a chance encounter thrusts her into the centre of the intoxicating world of Parisian high life. Hollywood 1945: Lisa has come a long way from her quiet, unassuming life in London and is taking Hollywood by storm. But all that glitters is not gold, and as the smoke and mirrors of the lifestyle she so longed for shatter around her there are some secrets she can never escape. London 1965: Cat, headstrong and independent, drawn to danger and passionately opposed to injustice, has no idea of the legacy that precedes her. Once past secrets are unveiled, she has the chance to find out what liberty really means...It is an evocative story of survival, betrayal and the invincibility of love.


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I fell in love with this, and you will too - a beautiful, compelling novel - Marian Keyes

A wonderful book. I felt immersed in the world of Liberty Silk. It's magic, fresh, and different. - Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

Lush, delicious, exquisitely written: I just adored it. - Cathy Kelly

A damn good read. - Douglas Kennedy

About the Author

Kate Beaufoy has an MA in French and English literature from Trinity College Dublin. She began her career as a professional actor before becoming a full-time writer. As Kate Thompson she has had a dozen novels published, including the number one bestseller THE BLUE HOUR which was shortlisted for the RNA award. LIBERTY SILK is her first historical novel. It was inspired by real letters written from Europe by her grandmother, Jessie Beaufoy, in the aftermath of the Great War. Kate scuba dives to an advanced level and is in thrall to her Burmese cat.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Kate Beaufoy

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Publisher

Transworld Ireland an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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ISBN

9781848271890

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