When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she's just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her great-grandmother Elizabeth's diary haunt her night and day, forcing Jo to come to terms with demons she thought she could leave behind.
Closing date: 07/09/2018
Jo, a photographer, has returned to England, reeling from her recent harrowing experiences working in Afghan-istan. Suffering from burnout, confusion, and with a weighty secret, she finds writing her thoughts as a confessional letter to her ex-girlfriend a helpful therapy. In her flat, she discovers her great-grandmother’s diary, written when she worked as a nurse in the First World War. As we move back and forth from the diary entries to Jo’s confessional letter, we see two women separated by a hundred years in time, but each facing moral dilemmas, hardship, and heartache. A wonderfully evocative and moving tale, of two strong women deeply affected by the repercussions of war, each in love and facing loss.
Publication date: 25/09/2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
|Publication date:||25th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Alma Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Catherine Hall was born in the Lake District in 1973. She worked in documentary film production before becoming a freelance writer and editor for a range of charities specialising in human rights and development. Her first novel was Days of Grace (Portobello, 2008). Author Photo © Beth CroslandMore About Catherine Hall