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The Unseen by Katherine Webb
  

The Unseen

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December 2011 Book of the Month.

One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

A mix of the occult, murder and love – dual time; 1911 and 2010. It is sparked off by the discovery of the body of a First World War soldier in France who has two letters on him. It is these letters that give us the bulk of this hypnotic tale. Good old-fashioned storytelling at its best.

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Synopsis

The Unseen by Katherine Webb

England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand ...This is not all Hester Canning has to cope with. When her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession...During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.

Reviews

Occult happenings, romantic passion and murder disrupt the peace of a Berkshire village in 1911 in this hauntingly good novel from the author of THE LEGACY MARIE CLAIRE An atmospheric page-turner -- Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME This is an engrossing and totally convincing piece of storytelling, a perfect curl-up-by-the-fire read YOU Magazine A haunting novel of betrayal WOMAN & HOME A mixture of the occult, mysterious beings in the water meadows, love, ambition, jealousy - and murder - make this an exciting, engrossing book OXFORD TIMES 'Brilliant and absorbing drama GOOD HOUSEKEEPING A hauntingly beautiful saga which has it all - mystery, intrigue, and history - with clever twists and turns, and a surprise ending. HENLEY STANDARD A real page turner of love, hate, empathy and how dealing with the demons can free you to face up to your fears. A great read. SOUTH WALES ARGUS


About the Author

Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives near Bath, UK. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, bookbinder, housemaid, library assistant and seller of fairy costumes, she is now a full-time writer. Her debut novel, The Legacy, won the popular vote for the TV Book Club Summer Read 2010 and was shortlisted for Best New Writer at the 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards. Her subsequent novels The Unseen, A Half Forgotten Song and The Misbegotten were all Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers, and her books have been translated into 26 languages around the world.

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Publication date

26th March 2015

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Katherine Webb

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

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Paperback
464 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781409154877

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