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The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore
  

The Silent Tide

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Dual-time, sweeping tale set in the present and the 1950s, all bound round the publishing industry and the commissioning of a biography of a famous author. Many women were involved with his life; a domineering mother, a besotted first wife and a strong-minded second. There are female editors in the publishing house and mysterious letters. I loved the ending. Rachel Hore is a lovely author. She writes long involved sagas, which although this is not her best, if it’s your first you have many a treat as you discover her back titles.

If you like Rachel Hore you might also like to read books by Penny Vincenzi, Jojo Moyes and Adele Geras.

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The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore

When Emily Gordon, editor at a London publishing house, commissions an account of great English novelist Hugh Morton, she finds herself steering a tricky path between Morton's formidable widow, Jacqueline, who's determined to protect his secrets, and the biographer, charming and ambitious Joel Richards. But someone is sending Emily mysterious missives about Hugh Morton's past and she discovers a buried story that simply has to be told… One winter's day in 1948, nineteen year old Isabel Barber arrives at her Aunt Penelope's house in Earl's Court having run away from home to follow her star. A chance meeting with an East European refugee poet leads to a job with his publisher, McKinnon & Holt, and a fascinating career beckons. But when she develops a close editorial relationship with charismatic young debut novelist Hugh Morton and the professional becomes passionately personal, not only are all her plans put to flight, but she finds herself in a struggle for her very survival. Rachel Hore's intriguing and suspenseful new novel magnificently evokes the milieux of London publishing past and present and connects the very different worlds of two young women, Emily and Isabel, who through their individual quests for truth, love and happiness become inextricably linked.

Reviews

`Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' * Guardian on The Memory Garden * `Another of this year's top offerings' * Daily Mail on The Glass Painter's Daughter * `A fascinating, hugely readable book . . . Rachel Hore's research and her mastery of the subject is deeply impressive
Judy Finnigan on A Place of Secrets

`With a serious eye for exquisite detail, Hore's latest, brilliantly crafted novel aptly follows a photographer, Lucy. She takes a journey to capture past, life-changing family secrets, embracing three generations along the way, across Cornwall, London East Anglia and Occupied France' * Mirror on A Gathering Storm * `Engrossing and romantic, it's a wonderful story of family secrets and the choices women make
Jane Thynne on The Silent Tide

`A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious
Judy Finnigan on A Week in Paris

`Compelling, engrossing and moving; a perfect holiday indulgence
Santa Montefiore on The Silent Tide

About the Author

Rachel Hore

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich. She is married to writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Rachel Hore

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www.rachelhore.co.uk/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781849832908

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