A superb family drama, full of secrets and betrayals, love and resentment. Two sisters return to the house of their grandmother, following her death, and while sorting out the family affairs the uncover secrets long held buried. A really absorbing read and an author to definitely keep an eye on.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010.
July 2010 Debut of the Month.
Voted the public's favourite TV Book Club Summer Read 2010.
Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 11 July 2010.
August 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
July 2010 Editor's Choice.
You hold in your hands an extraordinary debut novel. The Legacy is a sweeping, multi-generational drama that moves from turn-of-the-century America to present day England. It immediately reminded me of one of my favourite novels: The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher.
Katherine's novel is a hauntingly beautiful, deeply satisfying read, exploring themes of individual and collective identity, of loss and of atonement. Most of all, it is a novel about two women from two different generations; the truths they hide, the lies they live, the secrets they uncover and the hidden ties that bind them.
I simply cannot wait to publish this absorbing ad unforgettable read. I hope you enjoy it.
Senior Commissioning Editor, Orion Books