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The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall
  

The Book of Summers

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Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before. Entitled The Book of Summers, recording the seven glorious childhood summers Beth spent in rural Hungary. Its arrival brings the past tumbling back into the present; as vivid, painful and vital as ever.

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Synopsis

The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

It was a time when she trod the tightrope between separated parents and two very different countries; her bewitching but imperfect Hungarian mother and her gentle, reticent English father; the dazzling house of a Hungarian artist and an empty-feeling cottage in deepest Devon.

And it was a time that came to the most brutal of ends the year Beth turned sixteen. Since then, Beth hasn't allowed herself to think about those years of her childhood.

Reviews

'A charming debut novel' Woman 's Own

'[A] vivid coming-of-age story' Woman & Home

'A compelling coming-of-age story with a superb twist' Easy Living

'Emylia Hall creates an enchanting and vivid picture of Beth's summers in rural Hungary... It's an addictive read and an amazing debut for Emylia Hall' www .cosmopolitan.co.uk

'Fab debut about a woman reliving the summers she spent in rural Hungary' Heat

'Heartfelt and evocative... all we need now is for summer to finally arrive' Grazia

'Fantastically evocative and sun-drenched with a twist, it's guaranteed a place on our summer holiday reading list' www .stylist.co.uk

About the Author

Emylia Hall

Emylia Hall was born in 1978 and grew up in the Devon countryside, the daughter of an English artist and a Hungarian quilt-maker. After studying at York University and in Lausanne, Switzerland, Emylia spent five years working in a London ad agency, before moving to the French Alps. It was there that she began to write. Emylia now lives in Bristol with her husband, also an author.

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Publication date

1st March 2012

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Emylia Hall

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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ISBN

9780755390830

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