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A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry

A Night on the Orient Express

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award at the RNA Awards 2014.

One of our Books of the Year 2013.

Intrigue and passion in an infamous setting. A group of passengers come together on the world famous Orient Express with agendas and issues that will affect them all by the time the journey is finished. Funny, passionate and unputdownable - definitely one to pack for your Summer Reading.

Katie Fforde, President of the RNA said, "Every year we are astounded by the quality of writing and enthusiasm from our entrants. Their passion is evident in their writing and all can be proud of having been part of the Awards this year. Our congratulations go to Veronica Henry, who is thoroughly deserving of her win and provided the judges with an intriguing plot with some twisty turns that delivered what can only be described as a page-turning novel. All in all a very well-earned win."

July 2013 Book of the Month.

If you like Veronica Henry you might also like to read books by Claudia Carroll, Julian Fellowes and Judy Astley.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst


A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry

The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.


[A] tale packed with warmly-painted characters...Not only does Veronica...keep the intirgue and pace moving, she offers glorious descriptions of the ever-changing landscapes, and particularly of the romantic environs of their final destination - Venice * WESTERN MORNING NEWS (Devon) * The perfect summer read, full of glamour and intrigue * NOVELICIOUS * For one group of passengers, there's more at stake than the trip of a lifetime. Compulsive reading. * WOMAN & HOME * It's a glamorous and absorbing read, a well-written romp with a cast of believable, empathetic characters whom you'll be fascinated by from the start * DAILY MAIL *

About the Author

Veronica Henry

Veronica Henry was our Guest Editor in August 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Veronica Henry began her career as a script typist for Radio 4s 'The Archers'.

After two years in Ambridge she became a script editor for Central Television, then jumped over the fence and wrote scripts for ten years for many of our best loved dramas, including Boon, Heartbeat and Holby City.

Her secret wish to become a novelist was fulfilled in 2000. Her fourth novel, An Eligible Bachelor, was shortlisted for the RNA Novel of the Year Award 2006 for A Night on the Orient Express.

Veronica lives with her husband and three sons in a village in North Devon.

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4th July 2013


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


368 pages


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