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The Repercussions by Catherine Hall
  

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A heartbreaking story of war contrasting two women, one a nurse during World War I who is based in the Brighton Pavilion nursing injured Indian soldiers but only in a supervisory capacity as actually nursing Indians is demeaning for a white woman and the other woman is a war photographer whose last assignment was with the ‘invisible’ women of Afghanistan. She meets both in jail and in their homes listening to their horrific stories of great suffering. Both women become pregnant which is interesting given their circumstances, but I won’t go into that; you must discover it. This is a well constructed tale of the consequences of war which does have a lift of mood at the end despite the gloom.

If you like Catherine Hall you might also like to read books by Helen Dunmore, William Nicholson and Louise Douglas.

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Synopsis

The Repercussions by Catherine Hall

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.

Reviews

A brilliant author. - Simon Savidge, The Guardian A great read with a sharp kick in the tail. - Diva Magazine A wonderfully evocative and moving tale, of two strong women deeply affected by the repercussions of war, each in love and facing loss. - The Good Book Guide Her writing has a terse and fierce precision that tightens into tragic fury. - The Independent


About the Author

Catherine Hall

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 Crosland

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Book Info

Publication date

15th April 2015

Author

Catherine Hall

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Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
300 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846883583

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