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A family drama full of guilty consciences, secrets and lies. Florence is trying to avoid confronting her past by ignoring the letters her grandmother continues to send her. Full of rich and glamorous characters and beautiful backdrops of the west coast of France this should appeal to fans of Anita Shreve.
Every summer throughout her childhood, Florence would return to herfamily home
on the west coast of France, where she would be joined byher exotic, hopelessly
glamorous cousins.Here life as she knew it would begin under the benevolent eye
of her grandmother Mimi.It was a heady existence of illicit drinking, stolen
kisses and the bittersweet pains of first love.
But now Florence is living completely alone with her new baby.Haunted by nightmares, she cannot open the letters from her grandmother accumulating on her mantelpiece.What devastating truth do these letters hold?Why has Florence turned her back on her past? And will she and Mimi ever be able to escape the guilt that is tearing them apart and has shaken their family to its very core?
Compulsively readable ...I loved it!
Publication date: 30/06/2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||30th June 2008|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Natasha Farrant grew up in the heart of London's French community and currently combines writing with her career as a Literary Scout. She is the author of two successful novels for adults, Diving into Light and Some Other Eden, both published by Transworld. She lives in West London with her husband, two daughters and a large tortoiseshell cat. The Things We Did For Love is her first novel for young adults.More About Natasha Farrant